Mariah Carey is Getting Backlash for ‘Queen of Christmas’ Trademark Request

Mariah Carey's legal team has a filed a trademark request for "Queen of Christmas" for Carey to use for numerous goods and services, including but not limited to:

  • Cups, mugs, corkscrews, and cocktail shakers
  • Christmas tree decorations
  • Lingerie, T-shirts, sweatshirts, headwear, “one-piece garments for children,“ and other clothing
  • Dog clothing, collars, and leashes
  • Perfume, lotion, make-up, nail polish, and other beauty and cosmetic products

Mariah is preparing to embrace the nickname, even after saying she doesn't consider herself the "Queen of Christmas" just last year (2021) during an appearance on the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show.

Christmas musician, Elizabeth Chan, has also been dubbed the "Queen of Christmas" by the media - even by the New Yorker in 2018. Unlike Carey, Chan has embraced the nickname from the beginning. Her website title is “Official Site of The Queen of Christmas” and even her latest album is named "The Queen of Christmas".

Elizabeth Chan opposes the trademark, but not to monopolize it for herself. Chan explained to Variety, "If you knit a ‘queen of Christmas’ sweater, you should be able to sell it on Etsy to somebody else so they can buy it for their grandma." Chan's attorney uses Carey’s history of rejecting the title as an argument in a declaration of opposition submitted to the trademark appeals board.

Chan isn't the only "Queen of Christmas" in opposition. Darlene Love, who performed her signature "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" for nearly 30 holiday seasons on David Letterman’s late-night show wants claim to the name. Love wrote in a Facebook post, "David Letterman officially declared me the Queen of Christmas 29 years ago, a year before [Carey] released ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ and at 81 years of age I’m NOT changing anything."

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