Darlene Love places an finish to Christmas feud with Mariah Carey

It appears as if Darlene Love has fallen again in love with Mariah Carey now that the latter diva’s effort to trademark the phrase “Queen of Christmas” has failed.

Love appears nearly keen, actually, to take up the mic alongside the “All I Want for Christmas Is You” singer.

The prolific backup singer-turned-lead vocalist was apparently heartened by Carey’s collaborative Instagram submit Monday with Spotify, the place she defined why she recorded Love’s tune “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” on her 1994 vacation album, “Merry Christmas.”

“When I did ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’ it was because I listen to that song every year, like every year,” Carey stated within the video clip. “And it was an homage to Darlene Love, the Queen of Christmas — Darlene Love, that we LOVE, we live for her, she can have that title forever. We love that song.”

Carey went on to clarify extra technical particulars of why she loves “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).”

“The wall of sound, the Phil Spector moment, just as a musician, as a producer, as a writer, you know, my respect for that particular Christmas song is just so massive,” she stated.

Love, in flip, was effusive in her reward for Carey, who had been on her naughty checklist earlier this yr.

“Thank you, Mariah Carey! This just warmed my heart! Love you very much and I apologize if my words towards you were a bit harsh,” the “20 Feet From Stardom” star wrote Monday on Fb. “I’ve always LOVED & ADORED you!! I’m HONORED to share the Queen of Christmas title with you and all the other talented performers on earth!”

In August, a couple of month after Carey’s doomed effort to trademark the “Queen of Christmas” phrase went public, Love was singing a special tune.

“Is it true that Mariah Carey trade marked ‘Queen of Christmas’?” Love wrote on Fb. “What does that mean that I can’t use that title? David Letterman officially declared me the Queen of Christmas 29 years ago, a year before she released ‘All I want For Christmas Is You’ and at 81 years of age I’m NOT changing anything.

“I’ve been in the business for 52 years, have earned it and can still hit those notes! If Mariah has a problem call David or my lawyer!”

However no name to the lawyer was vital: In mid-November, the Trademark Trial and Enchantment Board killed Carey’s bid to trademark the title after the musician and her firm, Lotion LLC, failed to answer opposition to it from one more singing Christmas queen, Elizabeth Chan.

(When it was reported that Carey had misplaced her trademark bid, Love shared a information story on Fb with an added dig: “Thank you, Lord!!”)

In the meantime, Love had a brand new pitch for Carey in her Fb submit Monday.

“Maybe,” she wrote, “we can re-record Christmas Baby for a new holiday release in 2023?”