Mariah Carey’s holiday single, “All I Want For Christmas,” has been a Christmas classic since 1994 and a consistent chart-topper in recent years, making her practically synonymous with the holiday.
Last year, Carey attempted to formally establish her rule by submitting a petition to copyright the moniker “Queen of Christmas,” making it impossible for anybody else to use it. However, the Trial Trademark and Appeal Board ultimately rendered a “judgment by default” earlier this week of November 2022 and denied Carey’s trademark application.
Christmas Singers who Challenged Carey’s Assertion
At least two other singer-songwriters who are well-known for their holiday songs publicly disagreed with Carey’s claim to the throne: Elizabeth Chan and Darlene Love, who claim that David Letterman dubbed them the as the music’s only full-time Christmas singer-songwriter nearly three decades ago.
For the previous ten years, Chan has only published music and goods associated with Christmas, according to a court document. Carey hasn’t publicly commented on her unsuccessful trademark bid but is open to sharing the title.
Carey’s ability to get into the holiday spirit has not been hindered in any way by the choice. This month she has published a children’s book titled “The Christmas Princess“, and she has also introduced a line of holiday-themed bath and body products.
Meanwhile, the other Christmas singer queens have voiced their relief that the title can be shared safely with anybody who desires it.