The first thing you notice is my-oh-my can she sing! In a throwback video from a the grand St. John The Divine Cathedral in 1994, Mariah Carey reveals the first time she ever sang “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
And oh wow does she slay it, proving once again that some singers are just more than others — and that Mariah Carey is the most-est of more. Twenty-five years ago, hard to believe so fresh does it sound. “Staggering,” writes one fan in the comments. ” This was the very first time I ever performed the song,” Carey reveals on Instagram. Beginner’s luck it isn’t.
Little did Mariah know then that her amazing voice would become part of the annual Christmas ritual for so many. Mariah has since contributed originals and recorded standards that have made Mariah Carey music a holiday staple.
And here’s a non-concert look at what Mariah brings to the Christmas game!