Earlier today, Mariah Carey posted almost three minutes of herself listening to herself (specifically her rendition of "O Come, All Ye Faithful") and rambling over the blaring music about celebrating Christmas in February. In the YouTube clip, she shows off a Christmas tree recently purchased in Connecticut, a roaring fire and decorations. She wishes everyone a merry Christmas and an early happy Valentine's Day. It is a festive, seasonally malapropos moment.
It is also a gift from a woman who just keeps on giving. For someone as self-consciously demure as Mariah, the lack of quality control is impressive. I haven't heard her ramble so hard since she melted down outside a Jersey FYE in 2001, pre-Glitter.
After taking over the camera and filming upside down for a while, Mariah tells her people, "Listening to Christmas music today, driving around, seeing different people, you feel good and that's what life is about. So you can say what you wanna say, but we having fun." We wouldn't want it any other way.