Merry Christmas

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Vocal gymnastics and Christmas songs are not often thought of as a compatible combination, but on Merry Christmas, Mariah Carey jumps, climbs, crawls, twirls, and dashes her way through both traditional fare and original Christmas songs. She shifts through styles, offering fans from all musical camps a gift of their own. There is even a "Joy to the World" medley mixing the old and the new: the traditional Christmas song and the Three Dog Night hit. And, as usual, her gospel-voiced background singers are out in full force. There are two ways to enjoy this album. One is to sit back and revel in Carey's vocal fireworks, and the other is to pour yourself a glass of eggnog, get cozy by the tree, and have yourself a Merry ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
Vocal gymnastics and Christmas songs are not often thought of as a compatible combination, but on Merry Christmas, Mariah Carey jumps, climbs, crawls, twirls, and dashes her way through both traditional fare and original Christmas songs. She shifts through styles, offering fans from all musical camps a gift of their own. There is even a "Joy to the World" medley mixing the old and the new: the traditional Christmas song and the Three Dog Night hit. And, as usual, her gospel-voiced background singers are out in full force. There are two ways to enjoy this album. One is to sit back and revel in Carey's vocal fireworks, and the other is to pour yourself a glass of eggnog, get cozy by the tree, and have yourself a Merry Christmas.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/1/1994
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646422229
  • Catalog Number: 64222
  • Sales rank: 999

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mariah Carey Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Omar Hakim Drums
Robert Clivillés Bass, Percussion, Drums
David Cole Bass, Percussion, Drums
Nathaniel Daniels Choir, Chorus
Loris Holland Piano, Hammond Organ
Dann Huff Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Kirk Lyons Bass, Bass Guitar
Cindy Mizelle Background Vocals
Greg Phillinganes Piano
Lenny Pickett Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Buddy Williams Drums
Walter Afanasieff Synthesizer, Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Tambourine, Hand Clapping
Randy Jackson Bass, Bass Guitar
Melonie Daniels Background Vocals
Kelly Price Background Vocals
David Silliman Percussion
3*D Choir, Chorus
Shanrae Price Background Vocals
Bernard Davis Drums
Jazzmin Walton Choir, Chorus
David Daniels Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Adolphe Adam Composer
George Frideric Handel Composer
Felix Mendelssohn Composer
Ellie Greenwich Composer
Phil Spector Composer
Franz Gruber Composer
Jeff Barry Composer
Mariah Carey Arranger, Composer, Producer
Dana Jon Chappelle Engineer
Gary Cirimelli Programming, Digital Programming
Robert Clivillés Programming
David Cole Programming
J. Fred Coots Composer
Haven Gillespie Composer
David Gleeson Engineer
Jay Healy Engineer
Loris Holland Arranger, Producer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Dan Shea Programming
Isaac Watts Composer
Lowell Mason Composer
Charles Wesley Composer
Walter Afanasieff Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, drum programming
Christopher Austopchuk Art Direction
Joseph Mohr Composer
John Sullivan Dwight Composer
Traditional Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Mmy daughter loved the CD, however, the CD case was cracked when we purchased it, and it was the only one in stock. the other Barnes & Noble in Omaha, NE does not carry music. My daughter was disappointed that we couldn't replace the CD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Christmas Album Out There! ¿¿! MARIAH'S THE BEST

    This was just a great Christmas album. I have many Christmas albums, and this is just the best. I'm a huge Mariah fan also, so it's just great. Great whistles, has a powerful voice, classic Christmas music, and her own Christmas music that has become one of the best Christmas songs yet. All I Want For Christmas Is You! Definitely recommend this album. 100%!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best

    No one cant beat mariah no matter how hard they try. You just cant outsing this grl. And this Christmas album is the best out there without a doubt. A must have for any Christmas lovers

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    OMG! This is the best Christmas CD of all time!!!!

    This CD is so amazing. It shows Mariah at her finest. Every other artist who has made a Christmas CD should run and hide because Mariah will stomp you!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great

    one of the best christmas cds of that year 4 sho.............

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Could've done better

    Mariah did put a lot of energy into the music, and made it her own style, but I don't think she got to show the best of her abilities.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What An Awesome Holiday album

    This albums is the best Christmas album ever Mariah sings with full range here and she got Lungpower as Celine and Whitney. Mariah sings gospel and power ful holiday ballads as Miss you most at christmas time,O Holy Night and the great pop song Santa Clause is coming to town among others. This album ROCKS and i listen to it every chrismas without skipping songs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    MC Fan

    I really dont listen to Christmas music but when I bought mariah's Christmas album that changed, lol. I love this album so much....before Christmas was very sad and depressing for me but after buying this album it really cheers me up and gets me in the christmas spirit!! before I would never buy anyone anything for christmas but this passed christmas my family was a bit suprised, lol.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mariah Carey is off the chain

    This album is a must totally hits all aspects of music you have you classics like o holy night ,that jazzy gospel silent night,and then you have the driving black gospel of Jesus What a wonderful child

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Beautiful Collection of Music

    Mariah has a beautiful voice, which goes very nicely with the traditional sounds of Christmas. She is able to create some new sounds with a gospel feel, and a perky beat in a few of the songs. This is one of my favorite cd's to listen to around Christmas-time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    CHRISTMAS SOUL

    LISTEN THIS CD BRINGS THE LIFE INTO CHRISTMAS MAN!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Merry Christmas Indeed!

    Truly wonderful holiday music as only Mariah can make it happen! I love this cd, and play it over and over every christmas since I bought it. It is an excellent all-round album with a great mix of songs and Mariah's voice is a slice of heaven! Beautiful, soulful, uplifting, joyful, just absolutely the most perfect christmas album. There's not a song on there you cannot enjoy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Have a Great Merry Christmas

    Mariah Careys ''Merry Christmas'' is a great Christmas time cd...it bring the true meaning of Christmas and also some fun songs!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's catchy and makes you want to dance and sing-along

    I think that this is a realy good song to sing and dance to. It reminds me of some of the best Christmas's I have ever had.al

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    MARIAH ROCKS!

    Mariah brings a warm and cheerful mood into your home whenever u hear this album. It traditional and original but totally Mariah.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Get some life in your christmas

    She does a great job of putting some enthusiasm in her christmas album. Banished are the overly syruppy accompaniments of yesteryear

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    mariah n her christmas spirit

    hey! what's up! well..mariah can sing some good songs! they are really energetic! i mean she really seems into the spirit and puts the extra energy to make a song sound great! u go gurl!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is the best

    My favorite. Mariah Rocks! I love her music because it has an Uppy cheerful rhythm.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mariah Distroys Christmas

    She distroys prizes winning songs that America loves to hear during Christmas! I wouldn't be suprised if this album doesn't sell this year or any year after.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful Holiday Music

    Mariah Carey has gone far beyond what most pop singers have in Christmas music. The original tunes on the CD are wonderful, especially, Miss You Much, and the traditional ones are excellent as well. A must for all Mariah fans as well as music fans

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