"Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special" is an soundtrack album by Mariah Carey. It was released through Sony and distributed by Apple Music on December 4, 2020 , and all other platforms on December 11.

The soundtrack featured contributions from Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson and others.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

On August 31, 2020, Apple announced "Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special," an exclusive holiday event from Mariah Carey which was announced to debut globally on Apple TV+ during the holiday season. The new special will premiere on the heels of the 25th anniversary of Carey's iconic No. 1 holiday anthem "All I Want For Christmas Is You," and will feature the legendary icon Carey and a star-studded lineup of surprise guest appearances, in a magical holiday journey to enliven the Christmas spirit around the world.[2] The innovative special will combine music, dancing and animation driven by a universally heartwarming story that brings the world together.[2]

On October 9, 2020, Mariah posted an image of three director's chairs. On each chair the initials A.G, M.C, and J.H were labeled respectively. [3] On November 18, 2020 Mariah revealed that the guest lineup for the show will include: Tiffany Haddish, Billy Eichner, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri, Misty Copeland, The Peanuts Gang and Mykal- Michelle Harris. Additionally, this date revealed that a soundtrack album will be accompanying the TV special.

Editors' Notes[edit | edit source]

The Queen of Christmas returns with new takes on old classics as part of an Apple TV exclusive, Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special. Her renditions, collected from the companion variety show of the same name, find her tackling favorites like the jovial “Sleigh Ride” and the mellowed fireside ballads “Christmas Time Is Here” and “O Holy Night.” Always one to keep us on our toes, the legendary artist surprises with a funky, fun rendition of “Here Comes Santa Claus” with assists from Snoop Dogg and Jermaine Dupri, as well as an original and perfect ball of holiday pop in “O Santa!,” which features fellow powerhouse vocalists Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson. At every turn, she injects her diva-esque flourishes, transforming the familiar and the mundane into grand affairs of imagination. Carey's quintessential staple “All I Want for Christmas Is You” anchors the soundtrack—a reminder that she herself has become at least one reason for the season.

Singles[edit | edit source]

The soundtrack album's lead single, "Oh Santa! (Remix)" will be released on December 4, 2020. A music video will also be released on this date.[1]

Track listing[edit | edit source]

The track listing for the soundtrack is unreleased. The following lists the two songs that are confirmed to be on the album. Please note that the chronology does not reflect that of the album.

Standard Edition
1."Overture "Little Mariah's" Theme"Carey, Daniel Moore II 0:14
2."Sleigh Ride"Mitchell Parish, Leroy Anderson 2:39
3."Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Interlude)"Traditional 0:19
4."When Christmas Comes"Carey, James PoyserCarey, Poyser2:27
5."Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! (Outro)"Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne 0:13
6."Peanuts...All I Want (Interlude)"Carey, Walter AfanasieffCarey, Afanasieff0:43
7."Christmas Time Is Here"Vince Guaraldi, Lee Mendelson 1:58
8."Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (Intro)"J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie 0:25
9."Oh Santa! (Remix)" (featuring Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson)Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri Bryan-Michael CoxCarey, Dupri, Cox3:20
10."Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) / House Top Celebration" (featuring Snoop Dogg & Jermaine Dupri)Oakley Haldeman, Gene Autry 2:20
11."Sugar Plum Fairy"Traditional 1:18
12."Christmas Time Is in the Air Again"Carey, Marc Shaiman 3:04
13."O Holy Night"Adolphe Adam 2:50
14."Joy to the World"Traditional, Hoyt Axton 4:11
15."Silent Night"Traditional, Hoyt Axton 2:28
16."All I Want For Christmas Is You"Carey, Afanasieff 4:29
17."Little Mimi's Theme"Carey, Moore II 0:17
Total length:33:00

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The album will be released on December 4, 2020
  • Ariana Grande will be featured on this album
  • The album will be released on all platforms on December 11
  • The album will be released exclusively on Apple Music December 4

References[edit | edit source]

Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special
December 4, 2020 • 33:00 • Legacy Records and Sony Music
Released All I Want for Christmas Is YouChristmas Time Is HereChristmas Time Is in the Air AgainHark! The Herald Angels Sing (Interlude)Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) / House Top CelebrationJoy to the WorldLet it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! (Outro)Little Mimi's ThemeO Holy NightOh Santa! (Remix)Overture "Little Mariah's" ThemePeanuts...All I Want (Interlude)Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (Intro)"Silent NightSleigh RideSugar Plum FairyWhen Christmas Comes
Mariah CareySnoop DoggJermaine DupriAriana GrandeJennifer Hudson
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