Audio Vision: Like A Rhinestone Mrs. Claus, Mariah Carey's Christmas Special Was Very Merry

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

What is Christmas in my head? Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas To You special on ABC, that's what. It has all the rhinestones, cheeseball kitsch, and "diva" qualities to prove it. What? You missed it? Well, you missed an explosion of holiday divine. Well, not a lot, but there were some grand highlights, such as Mariah whipping out the Yultide standards from both of her Christmas collections, sharing the stage with her mother, Patrica Carey, a tear jerking segment about Mariah recognizing a little girl in need, rocking some rhinestone pumps, and of course, encoring with everyone's favorite, "All I Want For Christmas Is You". Sure, there was some "controversy" over the film being stretched to knock off natural preggy weight, but all in all, it's a Mariah Carey special that is filled with glittering cheer.

I especially cared for her dragging out the 1994 rendition of  "O Holy Night", which still gives me religion, and also doing "Charlie Brown Christmas", which should be heard off of her Merry Christmas II You collection. You can check those performances, separate, after the cut.

Well, if you don't care about the new stuff, hit the 39 minute mark, and hear "All I Want For Christmas Is You" complete with a dancing snowman---because that was really the sole reason for you reading through this post, admit it. 

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