Mariah Carey Throws a Christmas Party During the Blizzard

02/10/2013 at 11:30 AM EST

As a midwinter snowstorm left much of the Northeast hunkered down and bundled up indoors for the weekend, Mariah Carey didn't break out a deck of cards or a book or even a movie to ride out of the weather.

Instead, the singer turned a nasty blizzard into a good party – actually more like a belated Christmas celebration.

In a bash she documented on YouTube and Twitter, the famously festive star gathered some pals to mark what she described as "our re-Christmas day."

"It's truly quite fabulous and festive," she told her fans in the video, posted Saturday. "I wish you could all be here." (Seemingly missing from the activities: husband Nick Cannon and 21-month-old twins Monroe and Moroccan.)

With her rendition of "O Come All Ye Faithful/Hallelujah Chorus" playing in the background and a decorated (albeit mini) tree setting the mood, Carey once again brought the North Pole to New York City – this time, without the help of Santa.

And it was a white Christmas, indeed, for her guests, who noshed on candy canes and snowman-shaped cookies, as well as some heart-shaped ones, of course.

"You could say what you want to say," she added, "but we having fun."

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