First Listen: Mariah Carey, ‘Merry Christmas II You’

WELL HELLO! It’s been a minute since I’ve written’ something up in here, (you can thank my wonderful working hours for that), but I was able to get my hands on the new MC Christmas album and figured I’d share my thoughts.  My thoughts are… I LOVE IT.  Ask any of my friends and they’ll tell you that I love Christmas.  This year will be the first year I’m away from my family (my mom is coming to visit me in LA, but I won’t get to see anyone else), so anything Christmas will be an especially big deal and Mariah’s album is included.

Her fist album, ‘Merry Christmas,’ which sold over 12 million copies worldwide, was great and had a really good gospel vibe to it.  ‘Merry Christmas II You‘ (get it? the II means ‘2,’ as in her second Christmas album – I think she’s telling us she’s good at math), still has that soulful gospel vibe, but it’s mixed with a bit of dance and and hip-hop.  It’s really good and adds a nice twist to Christmas.  She brings back her classic songs ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ and ‘Oh Holy Night’ and adds a whole bunch more.  A few of my favorites (aside from the aforementioned) are ‘Oh Santa,’ ‘One Child’ and ‘Auld Lang Syne,’ which will probably be my NYE anthem – SO GOOD.

You can check out ‘Oh Santa’ and ‘Auld Lang Syne’ below or download the album via iTunes here.

It’s time to get into the spirit!  Happy (early) Holidays!

Mariah Carey – “Oh Santa”

Mariah Carey – “Auld Lang Syne/ New Year’s Anthem”