Mariah Carey, Christmas queen, declares the official start of the holiday season

Thanksgiving? I don’t know her.

Mariah Carey, pop legend and official authority on all things Christmas-related, announced with a video on Twitter the start of Christmas season.

As the clock on her phone strikes 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 1, Carey gets an incoming call from none other than Santa Claus himself.

“It’s time,” she sings in perfect vibrato before segueing into a glass-shattering cheer.

Carey’s holiday album, “Merry Christmas,” which came out in 1994, was a cultural phenomenon and has since dominated the Christmas landscape. Carey has fully embraced her title as Christmas Queen in recent years, returning each holiday to remind us to be festive. …

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