The Queen of Christmas, dahhlings! Mariah Carey has had an undisputed hold on the holidays since the release of her 1994 album Merry Christmas, and each year, her reign gets grander and more festive.
It may have taken “All I Want For Christmas Is You” 25 years to reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100, but ever since it first accomplished the feat in 2019, the modern yuletide classic has been as reliable as Santa Claus himself in making its annual return to the chart’s summit as Carey’s record 19th No. 1 hit.
Whether she’s performing the beloved song at Christmas residencies and full-blown tours or star-studded events such as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting, Mariah has also proved time and again that not only is she a modern holiday icon, she’s also the Queen of Christmas couture!
Over the years, the Elusive Chanteuse has rocked nearly every shade of red for the season’s fashions, from plunging gowns and floor-length coats to ensembles inspired by Santa, Mrs. Claus and The Nutcracker‘s toy soldiers. She’s also a pro at pulling off winter white, whether she’s wearing a snow-white dress covered in crystals or a fluffy hood tailor-made for keeping the December chill at bay.
Click through the gallery for a look at Mariah’s Christmas fashions past and present.