Today is November 3, and while Christmas is just under two months away now, Mariah Carey’sAll I Want For Christmas Is You” is already making its annual return to the music landscape: It’s up to No. 28 on Spotify’s latest top daily songs chart for the US. If you ask Carey, though, she’ll insist that her hit coming back so early isn’t her fault.

Carey was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! yesterday, and during the interview, Kimmel wondered if it truly is “time” already, as Carey declared in her November 1 video saying bye to Halloween and hello to Christmas. After a bit of back and forth, Carey said:

“I don’t disagree with you, by the way. I had to just go with the flow, because everybody was rushing the holiday season and they starting playing my song. So I kept being like, ‘Not yet, don’t play it yet. It’s not time yet, why are we playing Christmas songs?’ But they were doing it, so then I just was like, ‘OK.’ It became… it was a joke, it was just for laughs.”

What’s less of a laughing matter, though, is the lawsuit Carey is currently facing over the song.

Check out the full interview above.

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