Well this sure sounds like a bad way to get into the holiday spirit: Mariah Carey has been hospitalized with a nasty bout of the flu, TMZ reports.

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Carey got sick after an appearance at Pier 1 in NYC on Tuesday evening, and was so dehydrated and sick Wednesday morning that her team got her emergency treatment. She's now hooked up to an IV, getting lots of vitamins and fluids. She's said to be doing fine and could be released later today.

We hope she's better soon! We certainly don't want to have sad thoughts while hearing "All I Want for Christmas Is You" for the zillionth time at the mall.

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