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08 December 2007

Christmas Music, part 9

If you're currently wondering what Mariah Carey is doing in my list of favorite Christmas albums, then you've obviously never listened to this album! First of all, you're lying if you say you don't LOVE "All I Want for Christmas is You." Released in 1994, it has become one of the most classic holiday romantic songs EVER, and I am not ashamed to admit I love it, and sing along as loud as I can when it comes on (as long as I'm alone in my car).

However, this Christmas album actually has some other great stuff to offer. Its no secret that Mariah has pipes. I've heard she actually has a five-octave range, which is virtually unheard of. And she uses all five of those octaves on every song on this album.

She has a number of other fun songs, including "Baby Please Come Home," which she belts out with emotional ... belting, and "Miss You Most at Christmas Time."
"O Holy Night" is on this album, and it rates very high in my book of "O Holy Night"s. She also does "Silent Night," a beautiful rendition of "Joy to the World," and a medley including "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" and "Gloria in Excelsis Deo." And before you think she only does the basics of true Christmas carols, lacking true Christmas meaning, she also sings "Jesus, Born on This Day," and "Jesus, What a Wonderful Child." All in all, this is not just a Christmas album with what has become one of the most fun-loved Christmas songs of all time, the entire set truly has merit for the lover of all things Christmas, and it belongs in anyone's collection who calls themselves a true Christmas music lover.

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