Holiday songbird Mariah Carey is “almost ready, not quite ready to celebrate Christmas yet,” but ask her again on Nov. 1, when her Merry Christmas record turns 25. Her early present to fans is the album’s special 2-CD deluxe anniversary edition, featuring the original album and a bonus disc with rare remixes and unreleased live performances.
Carey announced the re-release via Twitter on Monday (Sept. 23), posting a glamorous video of the songstress writing out the message in her festive red lipstick on a mirror while her exalted “All I Want for Christmas Is You” plays in the background. She’s also releasing new holiday merchandise, including MC-branded T-shirts, sweatshirts, stockings and beanies.
“I don’t want to get excited, I’m going to calm down. Christmas is happening -- we got to get through Halloween and Thanksgiving first,” she said before giggling to her jingle.