Mariah Carey Kicks Off Christmas Celebrations With Family In Aspen (PHOTOS)

at 11:00 am | By

Holiday Songs 2012
Fun., Blake Shelton and the hottest holiday songs this year.
All is merry and bright for Mariah Carey.

With Christmas only four days away, the American Idol judge got a head start on the festivities with hubby Nick Cannon and their adorable twins, Monroe and Moroccan, 20 months — and gave fans a sneak peek into their cozy celebrations on Twitter.

The family jetted away to Aspen, Colo., retreating to a getaway tucked away in the snowy mountains. “So beautiful! Christmas begins for me today. God Bless!!!!,” she tweeted.

And Cannon has caught the holiday spirit as well: Carey shared a photo of her husband dancing around their home, donning headphones (listening to “All I Want For Christmas (Is You),” perhaps?) and a pair of fuzzy lamb slippers.

After catching up on family time, the pop star engaged in a little retail therapy with a trip to a Gucci store and a jewelry shop in the legendary ski town’s shopping district. Happy Holidays, indeed!

Season 12 of American Idol premieres Weds., Jan. 16 at 8 PM on Fox — with Carey as one of its new judges.

What are some of your favorite family holiday traditions? Share your stories in the comments section!

Celebuzz Single Player No Autoplay (CORE)
No changes are to be made to this player