Iconic Holiday Songs by Mariah Carey That Are Perfect For Today

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Iconic Holiday Songs by Mariah Carey That Are Perfect For Today

The snowflakes, the lovely lights, and the cheerful songs. Do you know what is in the air? Christmas!
The sight of streets and buildings blanketed in white snow has a magical touch to it. And what more can add beauty to it than Christmas music? So grab your handbells and brass instruments because we’re about to embark on a journey through Mariah Carey’s “Merry Christmas,” the most famous album made just for the holiday season!
Every year, when the roll around, we’re reminded of Carey’s most significant role: Queen of Christmas. Since her meteoric rise to fame in 1990, she expressed her faith in God and her connection between music and spirituality. She felt that “Merry Christmas” was finally a medium to portray her mysticism in music. And so, she released her fourth studio album, which includes ten songs, to keep the festive mood alive.

Silent Night

“Silent Night” is the first song from ‘Merry Christmas.’ It’s a cover of the popular Christmas carol penned by Franz Gruber and Josef Mohr. With a choir and a Christmas-themed atmosphere, Mariah’s version has a lot of styles.

All I Want For Christmas Is You

Ah, the classic. Mariah graced the world with “All I want for Christmas is you” 27 years ago, and it still tops the Billboard every Christmas. It’s a fast-paced love song in which the narrator claims that she doesn’t care about Christmas presents or decorations; all she wants is to be with her lover.

O Holy Night

“O Holy Night” is the third track from the album, released on November 1, 1994, through Columbia Records. Mariah’s version is a cover of Adolphe Adam’s 1847 original. The music video features Mariah in a red dress singing in a church accompanied by a choir and band.

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” is a cover of Darlene Love’s iconic Christmas song in 1963. The song’s simple premise is about a woman’s longing for her loved one to return home for the holidays.

Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)

“Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)” is one of the originals written and produced by Mariah and Walter Afanasieff. It’s a bittersweet ballad in which Mariah sang about a long-gone lover, capturing how Christmas brought memories of the past into focus.

Joy to the World

“Joy to the World” is a classic Christmas carol that Mariah covered. Her dance-pop rendition blended the chorus of Hoyt Axton’s “Joy to the World” with the traditional Christmas carol, slightly altering the lyrics. It was first released as a promotional single by on November 3, 1994.

Jesus Born On This Day

“Jesus Born On This Day” is the second promotional single and seventh track from Mariah Carey’s debut holiday album. As one of three original Christmas tunes written and produced by Mariah and Walter Afanasieff, it centers around the birth of Jesus Christ celebrated on Christmas day.

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

“Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” is a cover of the popular Christmas song originally written by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie in 1934. Mariah’s version wasn’t quite as rocking as Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s version from 1981, but it was still lively and enticing.

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” is an interlude featured on the soundtrack of Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special. She released it on December 4, 2020.

Jesus Oh What a Wonderful Child

“Jesus Oh What a Wonderful Child” is the tenth and final track. Additionally, Mariah and Walter Afanasieff collaborated on the track’s production. It is a Black Gospel-styled Christmas song of unknown origin, and Mariah recorded this song to include it in her 1994 holiday album.

From all of us here at Nexus Radio, there is no time more fitting to say thank you, and we wish you a Happy Holiday season!

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