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Christmas Queen Mariah Carey Amazes Fans With Her Jaw-Dropping Rendition Of 'Silent Night'

December 26, 2019 13:16

Is it even possible for there to be Christmas without Mariah Carey? In fact, the holidays doesn't begin until we hear the beautiful sounds of All I Want For Christmas Is You renting the air.

Why does Christmas music excite us so?

From childhood, many of us have learned to equate the holiday season with a joyful occasion. And as Christmas approaches every year, we automatically start feeling more cheerful. It's not just the impending date that excites us, though. Christmas music is very soothing to the soul. We hear them and we automatically have a smile on our face. And if we're feeling blue, we may even seek out these songs to uplift our mood.

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According to Plasticitybraincenters, one main reason why Christmas music makes us happy is not the sound we're hearing itself but the memories that come with it. Such Christmas-related elements like Santa Claus, family time, receiving presents, and so on, are associated with Christmas music. And when you hear the songs years later, they can evoke a sense of happiness and nostalgia.

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Mariah Carey's 'Silent Night' rendition

In November 2019, Mariah's fans were pleasantly surprised to see a newly uploaded video of the singer performing an amazing rendition of the famous Christmas song, Silent Night.

Uploaded to Mariah's YouTube account, the description explained that the song, which she performed Live at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, had never been released. Mariah performed the song in December 1994 and since then, the video was kept under wraps until she recently decided to share it.

Fans were mesmerized and impressed with Mariah's performance and they couldn't help but drop their praises.

@Krixi Mae wrote:

I am crying!!! Sony kept this in their vault for 25 years. We are so blessed to be watching this now.

@Pecinta Mariah said:

Queen of Christmas is slaying our world right now.

@Madea:

It amazes me each and every time I hear her voice how amazingly talented and gifted she is.

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Mariah Carey is the Christmas Queen for a reason

Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You will forever remain an iconic Christmas song. 25 years after its release, it made its way to the US No 1 chart which was very impressive.

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According to Guardian, it made history as the first Christmas song to top the charts in the US since Christmas Don't Be Late broke this feat in 1958.

In an interview with the New York Times, Mariah expressed her excitement at this history-making moment. She revealed that for a long time, she "picked apart" the song whenever she listened to it. But no more.

I feel like I’m finally able to enjoy it. I just truly love the holidays – I know it’s corny, and I don’t care.

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Top 5 most popular holiday songs

Billboard recently unveiled its top most popular Christmas songs and these five beauties made the list. So if you're really excited to get in the Christmas spirit, you can have these songs on replay.

  1. All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey.
  2. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee.
  3. A Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives.
  4. Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms.
  5. It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year by Andy Williams.

Christmas is a time for family togetherness, sharing, kindness, and the overall feeling of joy. But a crucial element of this happy time of the year is the music we get to listen to. Over the years, some of the most talented men and women have created iconic Christmas music to put us in the right mood. And we can't help but appreciate their effort. Here's looking forward to many more Christmas songs that may go on to be classics.

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