Mariah Carey dishes on new holiday special: 'My dress weighed 60 pounds'

Carey said it took six men to carry the train because she "couldn't walk in it."

December 3, 2021, 11:16 AM

Mariah Carey's new holiday special, "Mariah's Christmas: The Magic Continues," is available to stream today. And just like the one from last year, it includes music, amazing costumes and special guests.

"It's a bigger production than I've eve, ever had," Carey teased in an interview with "Good Morning America." "It's time to give love."

When asked how much glamour fans can expect this year, the "Fantasy" singer dished about one look in particular, saying, "First of all, my dress weighed 60 pounds. There were six men carrying the train, because I couldn't walk in it."

As for the music side of things, Carey discussed performing her newest holiday song, "Fall in Love at Christmas," for the first time. She sings on the song with Khalid and gospel legend Kirk Franklin.

"Khalid put his vocals down; he did his thing. I think he sounds so great on this song," she gushed of the collaboration. "And then Kirk came in and he took it to church."

And then there's the reason Carey is known as the "Queen of Christmas" -- her hit song "All I Want for Christmas Is You" recently became the first and only holiday song to be certified diamond.

"I didn't know when I wrote this song it was gonna be what it is," she said. "But truly, as a songwriter, it means the world to me."

"People ask like, 'How did you do this? What was your scientific secret writing this song?'" she added. "And I'm like, 'It's called realness because I actually love the holidays so much.'"

Joining Carey on the special are her 10-year-old twins, Roc and Roe, as well as Apple Music host Zane Lowe.

Beyond the holidays, the five-time Grammy winner teased that fans can expect some "surprises for next year."

"Mariah's Christmas: The Magic Continues" is available to stream now on Apple TV+.

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