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Mariah Carey and Martha Stewart Banter After Stewart Urges Carey Not to ‘Give Up Thanksgiving’

Mariah Carey, Martha Stewart

Mariah Carey, Martha Stewart

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Mariah Carey is extending an extra special invitation to her Thanksgiving table.

After officially announcing the start of the holiday season on Nov. 1 in a Halloween-themed video that quickly turns to a festive Christmas vibe playing her hit song “All I Want for Christmas,” Carey caught the eyes of Martha Stewart. The 81-year old addressed the early start to the holidays on Today this week.

“Mariah, you know me. I am a traditionalist with a twist,” Stewart said as she looked into the camera. “You cannot give up Thanksgiving just because you don’t like turkey. I love turkey, and many, many other people love turkey. So, do not think that we are going to give up Thanksgiving just because you say so.”

On Thursday, the 52-year-old singer quote tweeted the morning show’s clip and responded to Stewart’s comments. “Dearest Martha!! NEVER will I give up Thanksgiving!!💕 But we can still start getting into the festive spirit now!” she wrote.

She continued by hilariously inviting Stewart to her own Turkey Day: “P.S I’d love to have you at my Thanksgiving dinner although I’ve yet to be invited to your Thanksgiving extravaganza! And THAT is MAJOR! Esp if Snoop’s coming!🥳🎄.”

Carey’s video that sparked the chatter was posted to her Twitter on Tuesday. “It’s Time,” Carey wrote in the post, which started off with the singer dressed as a witch in a vinyl one-piece jumpsuit and riding an exercise bike.

Her cackling and slightly evil-looking character then morphed into a festive Carey dressed in a one-piece Santa suit on top of a reindeer.

The singer — whose holiday hit is the best-selling Christmas song of all time — then made it official by adding the hashtag “#MariahSZN” for “Mariah Season” on her post.

The holiday season is always special for Carey. In 2019, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” reached No. 1 during its 25th anniversary year. Last year, the holiday hit earned the No. 1 spot on Billboard‘s Greatest of All Time Holiday 100 Songs retrospective.