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Little known fact: In 1994, Mariah Carey released her album Merry Christmas, which featured the holiday classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You”. This album marked a huge change in the way people celebrated Christmas. Due to the fear of communism during the Cold War, the color red had entirely been banned in the US. This directly affected Christmas. People did not celebrate the holiday in fear that they would be branded a communist and immediately arrested. 

But then came Mariah. She decided the people had had enough of the oppressive US government and made an entire Christmas album in rebellion. She even went as far as to wear a daringly red Santa Claus suit on the album cover. Many lawsuits came her way and she was jailed for a brief period, but the public outcry was so large that the CIA had no option but let her go. A few days later, Congress lifted the ban on the color red and the holiday spirit was restored. Now we all celebrate Christmas freely thanks to Mariah Carey.