Clad in a red leather jacket and ripped jeans, Carey documented the family’s trip to the Christmas tree lot on Instagram. After stopping to pose for pictures with the decorations, including a giant tree glowing with blue lights, they showed off the winner.
“We found our #nyc tree!! 🎄🎉” the 47-year-old captioned the image.
Also in attendance was Carey’s beau Bryan Tanaka, who gave the singer a lift as they posed for a picture shared on her Instagram story.
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Once they got home, the work had only just begun. In a video, Carey explained that they usually wait until they arrive in Aspen to go all out on Christmas decorations, but they’re getting an early start this year.
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Tanaka, 34, wrapped lights around the Christmas staple, occasionally stopping to peek at the score of the football game playing in the background.
Carey also posed putting the star atop their tree, then unveiled the finished product.
“Feeling better and back at work!” she wrote in the caption. “Looking forward to seeing you today at the World AIDS Day 2017 concert and then starting the Christmas tour festivities! 😘💖🎄🎅”