Mariah Carey Finally Responded to Martha Stewart’s Plea for Her to “Not Give Up Thanksgiving”

published Nov 7, 2022
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Diptych of Martha Stewart on the left and Mariah Carey on the right.
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While Mariah Carey’s cheeky November 1 Instagram post opened the floodgates of Christmas for some, it wasn’t appreciated by one person in particular — and it’s someone who knows a thing or two about holiday festivities. Yes, I’m talking about Martha Stewart.

Following the singer’s spooky video that transforms from witchy Halloween to blasting her festive hit “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” Martha, the self-proclaimed “traditionalist with a twist,” wasn’t about to ignore the shade thrown at Turkey Day. 

“You cannot give up Thanksgiving just because you don’t like turkey. I love turkey, and many, many other people love turkey. Do not think that we are going to give up Thanksgiving just because you say so,” she said on the Today show, addressing Mariah directly through the camera.

While many assumed that the Queen of Christmas wouldn’t issue a response — or comically exclaim “I don’t know her” as she’s done for others — Mariah actually addressed the 81-year-old’s clear message via Twitter stating, “NEVER will I give up Thanksgiving!! But we can still start getting into the festive spirit now!” 

She also playfully invited herself to the maven’s famous Turkey Day meal, especially if Martha’s bestie Snoopy Dogg is going to be in attendance: “I’d love to have you at my Thanksgiving dinner although I’ve yet to be invited to your Thanksgiving extravaganza!” Don’t worry, Mariah — I’m still waiting on my invite, too.

This isn’t the first time celebs have entertained us with some fun back-and-forth banter on social media. At the top of the year, Ina Garten and Reese Witherspoon engaged in a friendly banter about daily habits, while Martha’s take on it was not as lighthearted. For Martha ad Mariah, though, things seem to be just fine.

If you’re #TeamThanksgiving, try Martha’s decorating tips. And if you’re interested in making your Thanksgiving meal in a kitchen like Mariah’s, it’s not too late to put your bid in on her private hilltop estate in Sandy Springs, Georgia.