Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special

Watch Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special

"The Queen of Christmas presents a star-studded holiday spectacular."
  • TV-G
  • 2020
  • 43 min
  • 5.8  (1,503)

On December 4, 2020, Apple TV+ released Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special, a celebratory event featuring Mariah Carey, as well as her twins Monroe and Moroccan Cannon, and a number of other well-known performers, including Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, and Snoop Dogg. The special was directed by Roman Coppola and produced by Carey, Ian Stewart, Raj Kapoor, Ashley Edens, and Larry Jackson.

Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special takes place in a fantasy world called "The Land of Sweets," where Carey serves as the queen. The special begins with Carey's narration, telling the story of how she created a magical star that had the power to bring happiness and cheer to the world. She then goes on to explain how the star was stolen by a "mischievous" villain and how she needs the help of her friends to retrieve it.

Throughout the special, Carey is joined on her adventure by her children, Monroe and Moroccan, as well as a number of well-known guests. Together, they journey through a winter wonderland and encounter a variety of magical creatures, including toy soldiers, elves, snowmen, and reindeer. Along the way, they sing classic Christmas carols and modern holiday hits, including Carey's iconic "All I Want for Christmas Is You."

One of the standout moments of the special is when Carey performs a duet with Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson, singing a medley of "Oh Santa!" and "Joy to the World." The three divas harmonize beautifully, and the overall effect is magical. Another standout performance is Snoop Dogg's "Twas the Night Before Christmas," which features a festive holiday rap.

Throughout the special, there are a number of other musical performances, including solo numbers by Carey, Grande, and Hudson. There are also a handful of comedic skits, including one where Santa Claus tries to get in shape for the holidays and another where an elf tries to create a "perfect present" for Carey.

The production design of the special is top-notch. The Land of Sweets is a visually stunning world, featuring an array of vibrant colors, glittering snow, and intricate sets. The costumes are similarly impressive, with Carey and her guests sporting a number of glamorous outfits throughout the special.

Overall, Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special is a delightful celebration of the holiday season. Carey's vocals are as powerful and impressive as ever, and the special's guest performers add an extra layer of star power. The Land of Sweets is a charming, enchanting world, and the musical numbers and comedic skits are sure to put viewers in the holiday spirit.

Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special is a 2020 kids & family movie with a runtime of 43 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8.

Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special
Where to Watch Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special
Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special is available to watch, stream, download and on demand at Apple TV+. Some platforms allow you to rent Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
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    5.8  (1,503)