After Love publicly questioned Carey’s attempt to trademark “Queen of Christmas” for her own use, the 81-year-old vocalist is ready to move forward and record a brand-new duet version of her holiday classic “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” alongside the “All I Want for Christmas Is You” superstar.
When news that the 52-year-old “Hero” singer filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to legally market herself as the “Queen of Christmas” broke in August, Love took to Facebook to express her thoughts.
(Last month, fellow notable Christmas performer Elizabeth Chan announced the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board blocked Carey’s attempt of owning the exclusive rights to the title, along with her attempts to trademark “Princess Christmas” and “QOC.”)
Earlier this month, the 5-time Grammy winner praised Love in an Instagram video.
In the clip, Carey reflected on recording a cover of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” for her iconic 1994 Merry Christmas album and called Love the “Queen of Christmas.”
Since the video was posted, the remaining shows on Love’s holiday concert tour have completely sold out.
Love would like to join forces with Carey for a new version of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) — aka the ultimate Christmas collaboration.
Looking forward, he says Love would like to act as Carey’s “Queen mother” throughout the holiday season.