Mariah Carey is undoubtedly the harbinger of the American holiday season. Whether you like it or not, a certain 1994 pop song is played everywhere you go. It is so cosmically present that one can hear it even when its not played or named.

The tune was banned in the bar Stoneleigh P in Dallas before Dec. 1. A sign on its jukebox last week stated that The Songwill be skipped” if played before December 1st, and after that date it will be allowed to play but only “one time a night.”.

The General Manager of the Texas Bar told CNN that she did not hate Mariah Carey or Christmas but that the song is played too frequently, jarring the staff. She added that the sign was intended to be lighthearted and had been put up in the bar for the last few years.

After a picture of the notice on the jukebox was shared on Twitter it sparked a national social media debate, with the musician herself weighing in late Monday. Carey posted an image of herself dressed for battle in armor after a tweet asked whether the jukebox sign signaled a war on Christmas.

Carey’s fans shared their delight with her response on social media, dubbing her “the queen of Christmas” and teasing that she had been “defrosting” since October in preparation for the holiday season.

Mariah Carey’s legendary career certainly goes beyond one holiday hit. However, It seems that it is enough to make her a harbinger of the holiday season.

What is your take on the infamous song? Sound off in the comments below!

Shifa Jahan

Shifa Jahan is a freelance writer from Bahrain currently pursuing her Masters degree in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, India. She is experienced in Copywriting, Academic Writing and loves to write about pop culture/ entertainment-news. Other interests include theatre, teaching, foreign languages and culture.

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