(Photo Credits: Screengrab from Mariah Carey’s Official YouTube Account)
It’s the 4th of December, guys, are you feeling the Christmas spirit already? If not yet, fear not, for Santa Mariah is here to give us a bit of a Christmas cheer!
Mariah Carey has just released today a new version of her 2010 Christmas hit Oh Santa! featuring singers Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson. Oh Santa!—originally from Carey’s second Christmas album/thirteenth studio album called Merry Christmas II You (2010)—has been rereleased as a single for Carey’s Magical Christmas Special on Apple TV+.
Watch the official music video of the magical Christmas song below.
Oh Santa! is currently trending on social media worldwide and it has garnered over 2.1 million views since its debut on YouTube just hours before. Oh, and it has climbed to number 3 on iTunes Chart USA already as we speak.
That being said, I thought the song was amazing. There’s something about the beat that makes you want to dance and that harmonized whistle notes courtesy of Mariah Carey and Ariana Grande towards the end of the song: simply out of this world!
The trio’s got their fans obsessed over their performance. User AXD 004 on YouTube commented: “I love how Ariana showed respect and wasn’t riffing all over the place. The same way Mariah did to Aretha. Legends respect legends.” Another user, respectable student, commented: “Jennifer Hudson has such a quality voice it’s so strong and beautiful and elegant at the same time.”
Take a look at some of the fan’s reactions on social media below:
I remember when Ariana Grande covered Mariah Carey’s “Emotions” back in 2012.— KEITHAN (@iamKeithan) December 4, 2020
Now, she’s featured on a song with the Queen. It’s a full-circle moment. Love to see it! #OhSantaRemix
Just smiled all the way through the #OhSantaRemix music video. Wow. They did it. They saved Christmas. Ima need to watch that every day for the rest of the year 😍😭— ashley ✨ (@ashley_liz11) December 4, 2020
Anyway, if you are craving for more Christmassy moments, you can watch Carey’s Magical Christmas Special on Apple TV+. Apart from Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson, her Christmas special features Misty Copeland, Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri, Billy Eichner, Tiffany Haddish, Mykal-Michelle Harris, and her 9-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe. Watch its preview below:
Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special Apple TV+ Original Soundtrack, which contains 17 songs, is now available on iTunes for streaming. It will hit other streaming platforms on December 11.