Mariah Carey, with Help from Jimmy Fallon, Improves Her Christmas Classic

Slate's Culture Blog
Dec. 5 2012 10:21 AM

Mariah Carey Improves Her Christmas Classic

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Mariah Carey and Jimmy Fallon, center, surrounded by the Roots and several children on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon(NBC)

The man who books musical guests on Jimmy Fallon has said the show's strategy for getting great acts is to have them leave saying, “Hey, maybe we had a bad experience on TV one time, but we came to Fallon and it was really fun and different and cool and it sounded great and the audience liked it.”

Mission accomplished.

David Haglund is a senior editor at Slate. He runs Brow Beat, Slate's culture blog.