McDonald's Mariah Carey Holiday Menu Is All We Want For Christmas, Baby [Updated]

The Mariah Menu is now available at McDonald’s, complete with merch.

Update, December 14, 2021: The Mariah Menu is now live at McDonald's, as Mariah Carey herself reminded us all on Twitter:

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So make like Mariah and order your cheeseburger with extra pickles this week, won't you?

Update, December 7, 2021: McDonald's is tacking on more promotions to the upcoming "Mariah menu." The brand announced in a press release that Mariah x McDonald's merch will be added to the 12 days of deals line up.

The collaborative merch includes a black beanie with Mariah's signature written in gold lettering and a T-shirt with an image of Mariah Carey herself enjoying a classic McDonald's cheeseburger with extra pickles. On December 15 and 21, the first 10,000 customers across the country to make a minimum purchase of $1 through the McDonald's app and redeem the Mariah menu item of the day (a bakery item and Sausage McMuffin with Egg, respectively) will receive the beanie (December 15) or the T-shirt (December 21) for free. Unfortunately, these items aren't for sale on their own, so if you're interested better wake up for breakfast bright and early.

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Original post, November 10, 2021: Admit it: As soon as you read the headline, that iconic Christmas tune started playing in your mind. Whether or not you're happy about that is none of my business. Considering there aren't really any Thanksgiving songs, I can understand why so many are eager to jump ahead a month. Turns out McDonald's can't contain its excitement either: The brand announced the debut of "The Mariah Menu" in a press release, noting that the menu runs from December 13 to December 24.

This drop stands out from McDonald's previous celebrity collaborations because it's a whole dang menu. It also involves freebies: During the 12 days of Mariah, McDonald's will give customers one free item if they use the McDonald's app and spend $1 or more. The free items reportedly represent Mariah's favorites from the menu. I don't know how much I believe that Mariah Carey has 12 individual McDonald's menu items that she absolutely loves, but I'm also not one to shame a deal.

"Some of my favorite memories with my kids are our family trips to McDonald's, and of course, each of us has our go-to order. Mine is the Cheeseburger, and I get it with extra pickles," said Mariah Carey. Okay, she wins some points for adding extra pickles. I don't think I've ever requested any customizations to my McDonald's order. I'm always surprised when people have the audacity to do that—but if anyone can do it, it's Mariah.

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The Mariah menu includes McDonald's faves like the Big Mac, McChicken, McDouble, McDonald's cinnamon roll, McDonald's apple pie, and a six-piece McNugget order. In addition to the menu, McDonald's also announced the food will come in special packaging designed to reflect Mariah Carey's love for the holidays and her "chic style." I'm expecting bold red and lots of glitter and shimmer.

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