Today marks the 25th anniversary of Mariah Carey’s timeless holiday album, ‘Merry Christmas’, and to help celebrate this milestone, Mariah has re-issued a 2-CD ‘Deluxe Anniversary Edition’.
The bonus disc includes six live performances from a 1994 Fresh Air Fund benefit concert which took place at St. John The Divine cathedral in New York.
Three songs co-written by Mariah for her 2010 Christmas album, ‘Merry Christmas II You’ are featured, including the John Legend duet version of ‘When Christmas Comes’, which has not previously been available on an album release. ‘The Star’, from the soundtrack of the same name, and ‘Lil Snowman’ from the soundtrack of Mariah’s animated children’s film ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ are also part of the second disc.
As well as all these exciting rarities, the compilation disc includes five upbeat remixes to get you in the festive spirit, and a new rendition of the ‘Sugar Plum Fairy’.
The physical copy of the album comes in special packaging, with rare photos, a personal note from Mariah, and Mariah-themed cut-out decorations.
Watch our unboxing:
- Silent Night
- All I Want For Christmas Is You
- O Holy Night
- Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
- Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)
- Joy To The World
- Jesus Born On This Day
- Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
- Jesus Oh What A Wonderful Child
- God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
- Sugar Plum Fairy Introlude
- All I Want For Christmas Is You (Live At The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine)
- Silent Night (Live At The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine)
- Joy To The World (Live At The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine)
- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / Gloria (In Excelsis Deo) (Live At The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine)
- Jesus Born On This Day (Live At The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine)
- Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town (Live At The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine)
- Oh Santa!
- Christmas Time Is In The Air Again
- When Christmas Comes
- The Star
- Lil Snowman
- Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town (Anniversary Mix)
- All I Want For Christmas Is You (So So Def Remix)
- All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah’s New Dance Mix Extended 2009)
- Joy To The World (Celebration Mix)
- Joy To The World (Flava Mix)
- Sugar Plum Fairy Introlude (Acapella)
Japanese fans are lucky enough to exclusively get a bonus track of ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ live at Tokyo Dome in 1996 as well, and different packaging in a jewel case. Get the Japanese release here.
Merchandise bundles are also available at mariahcareyshop.com, including a beanie, hoodie, Christmas stocking and tees. All bundles are available with either a digital or physical copy of the Deluxe Anniversary Edition.
As well as the expanded edition, there is also a translucent red and green vinyl available of the original album, exclusively at Urban Outfitters, with a limited run of only 4,000 copies. Get yours here.
You can catch Mariah performing all her Christmas classics as part of her Las Vegas ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ residency in November, and further Christmas shows across the USA in December. See here for more details.
Get the Deluxe Anniversary Edition now: https://mariahcarey.lnk.to/MerryChristmas25