Mariah Carey is getting a frosty response from a few women after trying to trademark the title "Queen of Christmas."
It appears that Mimi wants the title as an extension of her massive hit "All I want For Christmas Is You." However, according to Variety, full-time holiday singer Elizabeth Chan has raised an objection, claiming nobody should hold the legal rights to the title.
"Christmas has come way before any of us on earth, and hopefully will be around way after any of us on earth," Elizabeth, who released an album titled "Queen of Christmas" in 2021, told Variety. "And I feel very strongly that no one person should hold onto anything around Christmas or monopolize it in the way that Mariah seeks to in perpetuity. That's just not the right thing to do. Christmas is for everyone. It's meant to be shared; it's not meant to be owned."
"And it's not just about the music business. She's trying to trademark this in every imaginable way — clothing, liquor products, masks, dog collars — it's all over the map," she continued. "If you knit a 'queen of Christmas' sweater, you should be able to sell it on Etsy to somebody else so they can buy it for their grandma. It's crazy — it would have that breadth of registration."
Mariah is also getting blowback from Darlene Love, the original singer of "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)," which was released in 1963.
"Is it true that Mariah Carey trade marked 'Queen of Christmas'? What does that mean that I can't use that title?" she wrote on FaceBook. "David Letterman officially declared me the Queen of Christmas 29 years ago, a year before she released 'All I want For Christmas Is You' and at 81 years of age I'm NOT changing anything."
Darlene was a staple on Letterman's show during the holidays, performing her hit song almost annually from 1986-2014.
"I've been in the business for 52 years, have earned it and can still hit those notes!," she said. "If Mariah has a problem call David or my lawyer!"