Mariah Carey Begins Filming Christmas Movie With ‘Mean Girls’ Star Lacey Chabert

October 7, 2015 By Jordan Miller

See a photo of Carey on set during her first day of directing.

Mariah Carey Begins Filming Christmas Movie With 'Mean Girls' Star Lacey Chabert

It wouldn’t be Christmas without Mariah Carey, and she knows it.

That’s why Carey filming a Christmas movie is of the utmost importance for us to enjoy our upcoming holiday season. Carey won’t appear in the upcoming Xmas flick titled “A Christmas Melody,” but she is directing it (even better). Filming began in Cincinnati on Tuesday (Oct. 6), and TMZ obtained a priceless photo of Mariah in the director’s chair.

The “Infinity” singer requested Mean Girls actress Lacey Chabert for the lead role, who posted a selfie on day-one of filming, saying “First day at work. Taking a quick break and #kitty jumps up and lays on me. She never does this at home- only when I’m working. I think this is her way of trying to get me to stay in my dressing room and not to go back to set.”

Carey’s Christmas takeover doesnt’ stop there. She’s also publishing a children’s Christmas book titled All I Want for Christmas Is You inspired by her hit song, as well as re-releasing her Christmas album.

A very merry Mariah Carey Christmas, indeed.