Mariah Carey is back to save Christmas and this to she brought so strong backup.
They say lightning never strikes the same place twice, but Mariah Carey manages to strike big yearly around this time with some Christmas-themed musical inspiration. At midnight on Friday, December 4, Mariah “All I Want for Christmas Is You” Carey unleashed the latest addition to the Christmas music canon, a remix to her 2010 song “Oh Santa!,” with little helpers with very big voices: Jennifer Hudson and Ariana Grande.
Luckily for Christmas music enthusiasts, the trio, the remix, and the accompanying music video absolutely makes the nice list in every possible way as overall it’s a cute little holiday jam.
Mariah takes the center mic (obviously) and calls upon her friends J.Hud and Ariana to help her sing about looking for love on Christmas. In holiday appropriate green “ensembles” (as Carey would put it), the three vocalistas take turns belting out lines of the song before joining forces on the catchy chorus “Oh, oh, oh/ Santa’s gonna come and make ya mine this Christmas.” If that wasn’t enough, the song ends with Ariana and Mariah riffing together in whistle tone in perfect harmony. My how far we’ve come from these two once being ridiculous put against one another.
Get in the Christmas spirit below and check out the video for “Oh Santa” and celebrate the latest Christmas anthem from the undisputed queen of Christmas songs, Mariah Carey. Is it a Christmas bop or Xmas flop?