By Alex Green, PA Senior Entertainment Reporter
Mariah Carey has continued her tradition of celebrating the end of Halloween and the start of the run-up to Christmas with a fun video.
The singer, whose hit All I Want For Christmas Is You is considered a festive classic, shared a short clip on Twitter showing her smashing a carved pumpkin.
The R&B star, 52, wore a red sparkly gown and matching high heels and brandished a candy-striped baseball bat.
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) November 1, 2021
Posted as Halloween ended in the US, the video included the message “It’s time!!!”
It added: “To smash that pumpkin and treat it as pie… cause we still gotta get through Thanksgiving.”
The video also briefly showed a present featuring the date Noevember 5th, suggesting Carey has lined up a release or announcement for that date.
Christmas 2020 saw All I Want For Christmas Is You finally reach number one in the UK – 26 years after its release.
The song initially peaked at number two in 1994, missing out to East 17’s Stay Another Day but reached the top spot following a closely fought battle with fellow festive anthem Last Christmas by Wham!.
In 2019, Carey also posted a light-hearted video celebrating the end of Halloween and imminent arrival of the festival season.
The clip showed the star waking up in bed wearing red Christmas-themed pyjamas while receiving a phone call from Father Christmas.