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December 30, 2019

Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb Take Part in Christmas Video with Mariah Carey's Song

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Mariah Carey’s new music video for her most iconic Christmas song is made more special by the appearance of TODAY hosts Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie in it.

Kotb and Guthrie joined a bunch of celebrities in the music video created in honor of the 25th anniversary of Carey’s holiday classic, “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” as shown in a video uploaded to the singer’s YouTube channel.

Featuring a long list of celebrities lip-syncing along to the hit, this version begins with Tyler Perry jokingly mispronouncing Carey's name as he dedicates the video to her.

Mariah Carey at the Empire State Building on December 17, 2019 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

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SINGER AND NON-SINGERS IN FUN VIDEO

Other celebrities who took part in the fun video include Katy Perry, Snoop Dogg and Jennifer Hudson. Uploaded on December 23, 2019, the video quickly got more than one million views.

Non-singers seen in the video are “Green Lantern” star Ryan Reynolds, "Always Be My Maybe" star Ali Wong,  "The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah, and "Black-ish" star Tracee Ellis Ross.

Influential celebrities like Kim Kardashian West, Kris Jenner, Andy Cohen, James Corden, and John Travolta also make an appearance in the festive video.

Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

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THREE VERSIONS

Carey's 8-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan, are also seen dancing to the hit Christmas classic.

Last year, Carey and her twins, Moroccan and Monroe, recorded themselves singing the song inside a vehicle, a special moment that the singer shared with her fans on Instagram.

On December 19, 2019, she posted a polished music video, which was a stark contrast to the original music video released several years ago.

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REBUKING TIME

The star-studded video is the second one made for "All I Want for Christmas Is You" that Carey dropped in a week.

On December 19, 2019, she posted a polished music video, which was a stark contrast to the original music video released several years ago, as reported by TODAY.

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Carey, who is noted for her five-octave vocal range, melismatic singing style, and signature use of the whistle register, earlier talked about the passage of time.

"It's so funny, somebody was just asking me, 'What were you doing 25 Christmases ago?' I would probably say somebody was giving me a bottle and they were singing me a sweet lullaby Christmas tune. Because I was just one year old, so I don't know!" she recalled in an interview with USA Today.

She added: "It's very much like I live in the land of the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus. I don't acknowledge time, I don't know what it is. I rebuke it!" 

Carey rose to prominence in 1990 after signing to Columbia Records and releasing her eponymous debut album.

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