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Why Mariah Carey can't call herself the 'Queen of Christmas'

Why Mariah Carey can't call herself the 'Queen of Christmas'

Even though she is officially not the Queen of Christmas, she still is for us!
18 November 2022 11:14AM

Let's be honest, Christmas is incomplete without Mariah Carey's "All I want for Christmas" playing on every store and radio. 

Apparently, she's earned more than $60 Million in royalties because of her hit Christmas song which always makes a comeback every year during the holiday season. 

We just don't call her "Queen of Christmas" for nothing, however, with a recent trademark matter , she will never be an official "Queen of Christmas". 

Mariah Carey recently applied for the exclusive right to use the titles "Queen of Christmas", "PrincessChristmas" and "QOC" on everything from music to sunglasses.  

If she were to be successful, she could sue anyone who used the title or any media using it for anyone else but her. 

Unfortunately, Mariah lost the battle, to the world's only  'full-time' Christmas artist called Elizabeth Chan.

This New York singer only makes music for Thanksgiving and Christmas, making her a "full-time Christmas artist".

She originally dubbed the "Queen of Christmas" phrase back in 2018 and also released an album titled "Queen of Christmas" in 2013.

Elizabeth's attorney Louis said, "This was a classic case of trademark bullying".

“We are pleased with the victory, and delighted that we were able to help Elizabeth fight back against Carey’s overreaching trademark registrations.”

“Christmas is a season of giving, not the season of taking, and it is wrong for an individual to attempt to own and monopolize a nickname like Queen of Christmas for the purposes of abject materialism,” Chan said in a statement.

 “As an independent artist and small business owner, my life’s work is to bring people together for the holiday season, which is how I came to be called the Queen of Christmas. I wear that title as a badge of honor and with full knowledge that it will be — and should be — bestowed on others in the future.

Elizabeth wants to stand up to trademark bullying not just to protect herself, but also to protect future Queens of Christmas.

Even though it's not on the official paper, in our hearts Mariah Carey is our Queen of Christmas.