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‘Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special’ coming to Apple TV+

It will be “magical” to use Tim Cook’s favorite adjective: “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special” —  an exclusive holiday event from multi-platinum, multi-Grammy award-winning artist Mariah Carey — will debut globally on Apple TV+ this holiday season. 

The new special is set to premiere on the heels of the 25th anniversary of Carey’s number one holiday anthem “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” and will feature Carey and a star-studded lineup of surprise guest appearances. The special will combine music, dancing and animation driven by a “universally heartwarming story that brings the world together.

In addition to Carey, Ian Stewart, Raj Kapoor and Ashley Edens executive produce for production company Done + Dusted (“The Disney Family Singalong,” John Legend’s “A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy,” “The Little Mermaid Live!,” “Dear Class of 2020,” London Olympic opening and closing ceremonies). The holiday special will be directed by BAFTA Award winner Hamish Hamilton (Oscars, Super Bowl halftime show, London Olympics opening and closing ceremonies), and Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner Roman Coppola (“Mozart in the Jungle,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “A Very Murray Christmas”).

Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung and LG smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, as well as at, for US$4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. The Apple TV app will be available on Sony and VIZIO smart TVs later this year. For a limited time, customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free. This special offer is good for three months after the first activation of the eligible device. For more info, go to

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.