All I Want For Christmas Is Another Episode of DirtCast
Two queens. Image: Getty
Mariah Carey is many things to many people: mother, daughter,
occasional PR disaster, and, above all, an elusive chanteuse.
But is she the Queen of Christmas? We at Dirtcast know the
answer in our hearts, but felt it necessary to interrogate what
has now become a central question during the holiday season for
This week, we were joined by Jezebel senior staff writer Rich
Juzwiak, a self-identified member of the Lambily and Mariah
Carey scholar, to parse the reasons Mariah might deny her
Christmas monarchy and to assess the evidence that exists.
Unsurprisingly, we found that the Queen of Christmas title was
something that Mariah seemingly chose for herself, either via a
savvy publicist or her own true passion for the holiday spirit.
From Carey’s infamous Rockefeller Center tree-lighting flub to
the “SuperFestive” version of “All I want for Christmas Is You”
featuring Justin Bieber, Macy’s, and an extended scat intro, we
cover the breadth of Carey’s Christmas queendom to reach our
inevitable and very joyous conclusion.
Our show is produced by Levi Sharpe. Mandana Mofidi is our
Executive Director of Audio. Our theme music is by Stuart Wood.
This episode was mixed by Jamie Collazzo. Listen to our
politics podcast, Big Time Dicks,