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Mariah Carey smashes up pumpkin to mark beginning of Christmas season

"It’s time!!! To smash that pumpkin and treat it as pie… cause we still gotta get through Thanksgiving!!!”

By Hollie Geraghty

Mariah Carey smashes a pumpkin to mark the end of Halloween and the beginning of Christmas
The 'All I Want For You' singer marked the beginning of the festive period on social media. (Photo: Instagram).

Mariah Carey has marked the end of Halloween festivities and signalled the impending Christmas period by smashing up a pumpkin.

In a clip shared to the singer’s social media at midnight (November 1), her doorstep was seen decorated with three pumpkins with “It’s not time” carved into them.

Dressed in a sparkling red gown and armed with a candy cane baseball bat, the ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ singer smashed a pumpkin, followed by the eruption of her iconic Christmas track and clips of her dressed in Christmas attire throwing fake snow.

“It’s time!!! To smash that pumpkin and treat it as pie… cause we still gotta get through Thanksgiving!!!” a caption at the end of the video read.

‘Gossip Girl’ actress Blake Lively commented “Genius” on Instagram, while reality star Kris Jenner wrote “Obsessed!!!!!”. On Twitter, Guinness World Records wrote “new record for the earliest celebration of Christmas”.

Last year, Carey’s 1994 Christmas favourite reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time ever.

While the song sees a surge in listens every Christmas season, the track had never held the top chart spot throughout its 25 years of festive listening.

Carey is next set to be portrayed in the final season of Netflix’s Spanish-language show ‘Luis Miguel: The Series’, which will revisit her relationship with Mexican singer Luis Miguel.

The new season will look at his life from 1995 to 2017 which included his romance with the singer. Actress and Sugababes singer Jade Ewen recently spoke to NME about the pressure of playing the musical icon.

“When I was reading her bio, on a personal level there were so many synchronicities that I found very emotional,” she said.

“It almost felt a bit weird and, like, too close to home in some ways. But then I actually felt a sense of relief because I understood what it’s like to be a mixed race woman in the music industry – not to the same degree as Mariah, but I do have some knowledge of the industry.”