“Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special” launching on Apple TV+ next Friday [trailer]

Apple recently announced that it will be adding a holiday special to Apple TV+ starring popular singer-songwriter and actress Mariah Carey, but stopped short of specifying a launch date to circle on the calendar. Deadline is now reporting that “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special” is set to arrive on Apple TV+ on Friday, December 4 alongside a new single.

Along with the show, Carey’s new soundtrack single titled “Oh Santa!” will debut on Apple Music next Friday. The single will enjoy a short window of exclusivity on Apple Music before reaching other streaming platforms on December 11.

“The queen of Christmas takes us on a magical journey to save Christmas after a tough year,” Apple writes. Celebrity guests include Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Misty Copeland, Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri, Billy Eichner, Tiffany Haddish and Mykal-Michelle Harris.

The iPhone maker Apple also shared a trailer for the special, which you can watch right ahead.

Song: “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey

According to Apple:

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”).

Carey will be hosting the event, but there will be a variety of special guests in attendance as well. The one-off special will combine dance, animation and singing.