Mariah Carey proves she’s the undisputed queen of Christmas

Every year, we can pretty much count on Mariah Carey to remind us that Christmas season actually kicks off the day after Halloween.

Now, while many of you may have waited until post-Thanksgiving to put out the decorations (we don’t mean you early folks who ate your turkey beside your Christmas tree), we have to roll with Carey.

After all, “The All I Want for Christmas” singer represents for the holiday season big time.
Whether Carey is tweeting her support after a homeowners association threatened to fine a man for putting his Christmas decorations up too early, or appearing to offer to go warrior princess when a Dallas bar put a limit on playing her perennial Christmas classic hit, the holiday season probably doesn’t have a stauncher advocate.
That 1994 song, b-t-dubs, is back on the charts, of course.
So, how can I not lead off this week’s Pop Life Chronicles with the diva, now that we are firmly in the season?

A scene from “Mariah’s Christmas: The Magic Continues” on Apple TV + is shown.
Who does a Christmas special better than Mariah Carey?
Guests include Khalid and Grammy-winning gospel star Kirk Franklin. And the special features an exclusive interview with Carey and her 10-year-old twins, son Moroccan and daughter Monroe.
We are also promised “a dazzling, new rendition of fan favorite, ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).'”
You will have to wait until it starts streaming December 3 on Apple TV +, but it looks to be worth the wait.

(From left) Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop and Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye star in Marvel Studios’ “Hawkeye.”
Marvel keeps on giving.
Yet another one of The Avengers has gotten a series, this time Clint Barton, played by Jeremy Renner, who teams up with Hailee Steinfeld as another Marvel character, Kate Bishop.
The archers take aim at some enemies, and you don’t have to be a Marvel aficionado to get into the action.
It’s streaming on Disney +.

Ryu Kyung-Soo as Deacon Yuji (center) is shown in a scene from Korean thriller “Hellbound.”
Shifting gears in a big way here … but part of my job is to keep you in the know, so I have to include this one.
“Hellbound” is the latest South Korean drama to take fire on Netflix.
No spoilers, but it’s about how “supernatural events cause great mayhem and enable the religious group The New Truth to grow in influence.”