Fellow Musicians Slam Mariah Carey’s “Queen of Christmas” Trademark

Fellow Musicians Slam Mariah Carey's _Queen of Christmas_ Trademark

They are not happy with the singer taking the title for herself.

With her classic 1994 song “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” Mariah Carey claims she has become the symbol of the holiday season and is attempting to trademark the title “Queen of Christmas.”

Mariah Carey

Although it may be true that we frequently hear Carey’s song during the holiday season on the streets, some of her fellow musicians believe that this is insufficient justification for her to claim the title and even make an attempt to trademark it.

Along with disagreeing to the request, Elizabeth Chan specifically filed a lawsuit to halt it and Darlene Love also has her own share of opinion regarding Carey’s attempt. Furthermore, Chan made a remark criticizing the singer’s move in an interview with Variety.

“Christmas has come way before any of us on earth, and hopefully will be around way after any of us on earth,” she said. “And I feel very strongly that no one person should hold onto anything around Christmas or monopolize it in the way that Mariah seeks to in perpetuity.”

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Chan established a name for herself as a producer of holiday music, perhaps most notably with her 2013 album “Queen of Christmas.” She further emphasized that Christmas is for everyone and that it should be shared rather than owned.

Love, for her part, used social media to share her thoughts on the situation, writing, “Is it true that Mariah Carey trade marked “Queen of Christmas”? 🤣 What does that mean that I can’t use that title? 🤔”

“David Letterman officially declared me the Queen of Christmas 29 years ago, a year before she released ”All I want For Christmas Is You” and at 81 years of age I’m NOT changing anything. I’ve been in the business for 52 years, have earned it and can still hit those notes! 🙏🏾 If Mariah has a problem call David or my lawyer!! 👎🏾👑🎄🎶❤️”

The Grammy winner seemed to be making reference to the nearly three decades that she spent performing her 1963 holiday song “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” on David Letterman’s show.

Carey first submitted a trademark application to the US Patent and Trademark Office in March 2021, but it wasn’t made public until this past July 2022. Chan and Love’s opposition to it as well as the lawsuit’s inclusion have not received a response from the singer’s rep as of yet.

Reactions to Fellow Musicians Slam Mariah Carey's "Queen of Christmas" Trademark

So even if you ask Google who the Queen of Christmas is, Mariah Carey is the answer (and Billboard said it too). Darlene Love, stop spreading bitterness. Mariah is more popular, much more celebrated during the holiday and did sell and chart wayyyy beyond any other girlies.


Mariah Carey is the undisputed Queen Of Christmas, this year she will make it clear 👑❄


I keep hearing Mariah Carey referred to as the "Queen Of Christmas". Not---so---fast there, Bucko!


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