Did Mariah Carey Need a Teleprompter to Sing “All I Want for Christmas is You”?

If you consider yourself the “Queen of Christmas”, to the point where you believe you should actually own that title legally, then you should be able to remember the lyrics to your most famous Christmas song.

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But Mariah Carey may have cheated when she sang “All I Want for Christmas is You” at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Someone who was there in person posted a TikTok where you can clearly see a big screen with the lyrics scrolling as she sang.

A spokesperson for Macy’s said the screen was there so the audience could sing along, but it was never shown during the broadcast, so the argument can be made that they were hiding it.

There are other explanations, though.  Some people on Twitter claim the screen was a failsafe in case Mariah’s in-ear monitor failed, so she didn’t lose her place.  Or it could have been for the dancers so they didn’t lose theirs.