Diva War! Glitter flies as Mariah Carey’s move hits a sour note with Rival Queens

Mariah Carey wants to be known as the “Queen of Christmas” and could have a strong claim for the title given her unmissable holiday success.

However, at least two other singers say the crown is theirs, including a rival diva who recorded a season-defining track years before Carey was even born.

Variety reported that Carey was trying to trademark the “Queen of Christmas” trademark, not only adopting a moniker she once rejected, but also giving it exclusive use on a wide range of products.

Darlene Love, singer of the classic 1963 song “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” took issue with the decision on Facebook.

“David Letterman officially declared me Queen of Christmas 29 years ago, a year before he released ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You,'” Love wrote, referring to how she sang the tune on Letterman’s late night show every year for decades. .

“At 81, I’m not changing anything,” she added. “I’ve been in the business for 52 years, I’ve earned it and I can still hit those notes! If Mariah has a problem, call David or my lawyer!!”

Singer Elizabeth Chan, who focuses almost exclusively on Christmas songs, has called herself the “Christmas Queen” for years and has filed a statement of opposition to the trademark application.

“I’m a big believer that no one should save anything around Christmas or monopolize it the way Mariah wants in perpetuity,” Chan told Variety. “It’s just not the right thing to do. Christmas is for everyone. It is meant to be shared; it is not meant to be possessed.

Carey trademarked in March 2021; it was published for the opposition last month.

The filing includes use of the title on a range of merchandise, including songs, cosmetics, clothing, dog clothes, food and drink — and, of course, Christmas tree decorations.


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