Mariah Carey's Best Christmas Songs (Critic's Picks)

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Mariah Carey's Christmas traditional "All I Want for Christmas is You" making its annual return to the Billboard Hot 100.

The singer isn't any stranger to recording hits. Her just-released album Caution debuted at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, bumping her as much as third place for probably the most No. 1s on the chart. This is the primary LP launched on Carey's personal Butterfly MC label along with Epic Records. 

With December formally in swing, it's time to revisit a few of MC's finest vacation songs.

10."The Star"

The latest observe on the checklist includes a youngsters's choir as Carey evokes you to "comply with your coronary heart". 

9. "Oh Santa!"

This tune is a jam beginning off with a festive chant that can have you ever dancing into the vacation season. The whistle be aware riffs on the finish are a bonus.

eight. "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / Gloria (In Excelsis Deo)"

Carey is the angel singing on this tune. Her gentle vocals are the proper match for this Christmas traditional. 

7. "When Christmas Comes" feat. John Legend

This underappreciated duet deserves a spot on each vacation playlist. The stunning mixing of Carey and Legend's voices is the definition of Christmas magic.

6. "Silent Night"

From the primary "Hmmm" your ears are already blessed. Then the choir is available in with these ethereal harmonies. Chills. 

5. "Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)"

A misplaced love ballad that can maintain you heat when you're lacking that particular somebody. The holidays are a tough time to be single however Mimi has obtained you. 

four. "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town"

It is unattainable to not take part with the choir on this upbeat quantity. Santa would come simply to listen to Mariah sing this vacation traditional. 

three. "Oh Holy Night"

While the pop diva could also be identified for her whistle notes, her sultry model of this Christmas staple reveals off the depth of her decrease register, proving as soon as once more that she really can sing something.

2. "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"

Carey's rendition of this Darlene Love hit makes you need to stand up and sing alongside -- even should you can't fairly hit these excessive notes. Plus that saxophone solo actually jazzes issues as much as get you within the vacation spirit. 

1. "All I Want for Christmas is You"

It is difficult to put in writing successful tune. It is nearly unattainable to put in writing successful Christmas tune. But Carey pulled it off when she co-wrote this observe with Walter Afanasieff. This tune will eternally be iconic.