Thursday, December 16, 2010

Merry Christmas II You: An Official Review

Updated to Add: Umm well clearly my finger is on the pulse today cause Mr. Mariah Carey just confirmed that she's pregnant with twins. Umm, amazing! Congratulations to the sweet family!

Warning: This review was not sponsored or compensated.


As a connoisseur of Mariah Carey from her earliest days, I am a bit of an expert on all things Mariah.

This might disturb a great number of you.. but just hang in there. I found Mariah at a time in my life when I was just waiting for a hero to come along... with the strength to carry on... I'm sorry, what was I saying?

Anyways, I was super-pumped when Mariah released Merry Christmas II You this year.

And without further ado, my review, song by song:

  1. Santa Claus is Coming to Town Intro. Why do they waste my time with intros? It's just confusing.
  2. Oh Santa! This is the "single" from this Christmas album and it's definitely a keeper. Sure, her voice isn't what it used to be but you'll get this number stuck in your head for sure.
  3. O Little Town of Bethlehem & Little Drummer Boy Medley. Little Drummer Boy is one of my least favorite Christmas songs... but this song is sorta-sweet. I usually listen to half before skipping to the next song.
  4. Christmas Time is In the Air Again. In general, I'm just not a fan of the song. She sounds alright but it's just not my speed. Too slow for my tastes, I think...
  5. The First Noel & Born is the King Interlude. I hate when we mix songs. Can't we just sing them individually?
  6. When Christmas Comes. This song is okay. A jazzy little number, even if her voice is a wee bit screechy. But for some reason it's just not catchy enough for me to love.
  7. Here Comes Santa Claus -- Housetop Celebration. A little party number complete with full-blown house party in the background. This song has a little rap, a little hip-hop. WIN! I always crank this one and probably look strange in traffic. Whatever!
  8. Charlie Brown Christmas. I've never made it through the whole song... cause I thought it was instrumental. Turns out she does sing in the middle. But it doesn't matter, cause I'm not listening to it.
  9. O Come All Ye Faithful -- Hallelujah Chorus. This song is nice, although I think if it were a tiny bit more upbeat it would have been perfect. I love Mariah with a choir, not gonna lie. Yes, some of her high notes should be illegal but we all already knew that.
  10. O Holy Night, Live. Mariah in her heydey. WIN! I put this one on repeat.
  11. One Child. Has this song been done before? Was it on her last Christmas album?? Cause it seems very familiar...
  12. All I Want for Christmas is You, Extra Festive Version. Let's be honest, this is why I bought this CD. The Christmas classic cranked up with a hip-hop beat. I especially like the end of the song for some reason...
  13. Auld Lang Syne -- The New Year's Anthem. Ok, this was a total unexpected WIN! Not gonna lie, the first time I heard this song I burst into tears in the first minute... and then it went into the hip-hop beat? Amazing!
So folks... let's hope you all can forgive me for my horrible taste in music.

It's really just a part of my charm.

Be honest... who else is rocking out to the new Mariah CD??

(Just me then??)

10 Classy Comments:

Sweet Simplicity said...

You are so funny! I love me some Mariah!

Ana said...

I have Merry Christmas II envy!! I put it on my list instead of indulging in Mariah for this holiday season...oh well, I guess I will play between Christmas and New Years...

Pigtails and Bowties said...

I've loved Mariah since I was a little girl (and even stuck by her side when she was going through her "rough" stage) and didn't even hesitate to buy her new CD when I saw it at Target last week...I initially bought it for my mom as a gift, but obviously opened it and made myself a copy ;) I'm glad I'm not the only one obsessed with her Christmas CDs!

Sara said...

I love her first Christmas CD and listen to it all the time. I may or may not even listen to a few songs when it isn't Christmas time :) I haven't heard the second one yet...I'm going to have to buy it asap!

The Wife In Her New Life said...

thanks for the review! I definitely want to add this album to my christmas music rep =)

Elizabeth said...

Twins?! That is awesome! And I love my Mariah Carey Christmas album!

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Amy said...

I can't bring myself to listen to this yet because my roommates REFUSE to play anything but "All I Want for Christmas Is You," so I'm fulfilling my Mimi quota for the moment.

However, have you heard the new Jessica Simpson Christmas single? It's kinda a complete rip-off of "All I Want For Christmas Is You." Seriously.

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I still remember getting her Fantasy album as my first cd ever for Christmas many years ago. I still have a secret love for 'ol Mariah. Did you watch the Christmas special she did the other night? Sigh.. she's still so good. She did Oh Holy Night then and I bawled like a baby. No shame. It's my favorite. I'm so going to pick this up tomorrow.

A Wedding Story said...

Augh! It sounds so good! Like you, I love me some old school Mariah!!

Philosophia said...

She has some really good songs on there! O Holy night is also one of my faves :)

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