Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

by Mariah Carey


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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 Christmas.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/01/1994
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646422229
catalogNumber: 64222
Rank: 12970

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
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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Merry Christmas 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Renee Pucky More than 1 year ago
I just bought this today from my local B&N Store. I have been a Mariah fan for some time now and really wanted to purchase both of her Christmas albums. I really have enjoyed this one a lot. Great for the holiday season and for any Mariah Carey fan. Mariah has an amazing voice and has done a wonderful job with her own style for each of the songs on this album.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
She does a great job of putting some enthusiasm in her christmas album. Banished are the overly syruppy accompaniments of yesteryear
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't know who wrote the review above but this CD is excellent. It is the best selling Christmas CD of all time and features Mariah's take on 7 traditional Xmas songs and 3 excellent originals. All I Want For Christmas is already a classic and Mariah's rendition of O Holy Night is one of the best I've ever heard! Great CD to own!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My favorite. Mariah Rocks! I love her music because it has an Uppy cheerful rhythm.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mariah brings a warm and cheerful mood into your home whenever u hear this album. It traditional and original but totally Mariah.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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%!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
one of the best christmas cds of that year 4 sho.............
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is outstanding for a pop artist. To me, this is like Mariah's gospel CD that never was but I'm so happy she put the effort into it that most artist don't put forth for Christmas albums. True to form it is a classic. Mariah's "O Holy Night" is one of the most amazing things I've ever heard. Now on dual disc? What an amazing stocking stuffer
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
TLarsen More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mariah Careys ''Merry Christmas'' is a great Christmas time bring the true meaning of Christmas and also some fun songs!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago