Mariah Carey weighs in on Christmas decorations debate

Emilee Geist

Mariah Carey Miami Herald file When it comes to the holidays, Mariah Carey considers herself a bit of an expert. Her classic song “All I Want for Christmas is You” is always a fixture during the season and has been a fave for years. The 1994 jingle starts playing on […]

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When it comes to the holidays, Mariah Carey considers herself a bit of an expert.

Her classic song “All I Want for Christmas is You” is always a fixture during the season and has been a fave for years. The 1994 jingle starts playing on a loop in your local department stories, supermarkets and elevators right around the time kids polish off their Halloween candy.

So when we heard the singer chimed in on a debate over Christmas currently raging in HIllsborough County, Florida, we weren’t entirely shocked.

After Carey was tagged in a tweet on Thursday with a link to a news story about Micheal Moffa, a Tampa Bay area man who could be facing fines by his HOA for putting up decorations too early (Nov. 6), the music star weighed in.

On Thursday, the mother of two, 51, retweeted the story to her 21.6 million followers, saying, “there’s no regulating festiveness!!!” (Carey added she personally waits until after Thanksgiving to do so, just as the HOA folks asked Moffa to do.)

An attorney for the HOA said it’s possible the board would reconsider letting Moffa keep up his light display if the neighborhood approved, WFLA reports.

“If there’s enough [of] the community that wants to change, I believe generally the Community Association of Westchase will listen to the residents and will make changes,” said Jonathan Ellis, an attorney representing the Westchase Community Association.

Maybe support from the so called Queen of Christmas herself will turn the tide.

This story was originally published November 22, 2021 1:47 PM.

Celebrity/real time news reporter Madeleine Marr has been with The Miami Herald since 2003. She has covered such features as travel, fashion and food. In 2007, she helped launch the newspaper’s daily People Page, attending red carpet events, awards ceremonies and press junkets; interviewing some of the biggest names in show business; and hosting her own online show. She is originally from New York City and has two daughters.

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