“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 charts 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.
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 Columbia Records 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.