Apple missed the chance to have a Christmas special last year on Apple TV+, but it’s rectifying that this year.
Apple announced today that it will be adding a holiday special starring Mariah Carey to Apple TV+ this year. This is an exclusive event for the streaming service, and it will debut this holiday season. Carey will be hosting the event, as expected, and there will be a variety of special guests in attendance as well. The special will combine dance, animation, and singing throughout the special.
In addition to Mariah 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”).
The official announcement didn’t have a specific launch date to circle on the calendar. What’s more, there’s no trailer for the upcoming holiday special, either. But both of those things should arrive in short order.
Apple is not slowing down on content for Apple TV+, that’s for sure. It feels like the streaming service is covering all the bases at this point.
Are you looking forward to this holiday special? Will you be tuning in later this year when it premieres on the streaming service?