Holiday songbird Mariah Carey is “almost ready, not quite ready to celebrate Christmas yet,” but ask her again on Nov. 1, when her Merry Christmas record turns 25. Her early present to fans is the album’s special 2-CD deluxe anniversary edition, featuring the original album and a bonus disc with rare remixes and unreleased live performances.
Carey announced the re-release via Twitter on Monday (Sept. 23), posting a glamorous video of the songstress writing out the message in her festive red lipstick on a mirror while her exalted “All I Want for Christmas Is You” plays in the background. She’s also releasing new holiday merchandise, including MC-branded T-shirts, sweatshirts, stockings and beanies.
“I don’t want to get excited, I’m going to calm down. Christmas is happening — we got to get through Halloween and Thanksgiving first,” she said before giggling to her jingle.
From the bonus disc in the double deluxe set, fans can expect unreleased live tracks from her 1994 Christmas performance at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City and a new rendition of “Sugar Plum Fairy.” Pre-order bundles also come with early access to tickets for her upcoming U.S. tour.
Below, watch her announcement video and see the full track list:
Lambily! MERRY CHRISTMAS is turning 25 & I’m celebrating by releasing a special 2CD Deluxe Anniversary Edition on Nov. 1 featuring my St. John The Divine performance & more! — Pre-order now for early access to tickets to my US tour https://t.co/bip7dxdvZc #MerryChristmas25 ?– pic.twitter.com/QSE78fD7jO
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) September 23, 2019
Merry Christmas (Deluxe Anniversary Edition) track list:
“All I Want for Christmas Is You”
“O Holy Night”
“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”
“Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)”
“Joy to The World”
“Jesus Born on This Day”
“Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town”
“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”
“Jesus Oh What a Wonderful Child”
“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”
“Sugar Plum Fairy Introlude”
“All I Want for Christmas Is You (Live at the Cathedral of St. John The Divine)”
“Silent Night (Live at the Cathedral of St. John The Divine)”
“Joy to the World (Live at the Cathedral of St. John The Divine)”
“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / Gloria (In Excelsis Deo) (Live at the Cathedral of St. John The Divine)”
“Jesus Born on This Day (Live at the Cathedral of St. John The Divine)”
“Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (Live at the Cathedral of St. John The Divine)”
“Christmas Time Is in the Air Again”
“When Christmas Comes (duet with John Legend)”
“Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (Anniversary Mix)”
“All I Want for Christmas Is You (So So Def Remix)”
“All I Want for Christmas Is You (Mariah’s New Dance Mix Extended 2009)”
“Joy to the World (Celebration Mix)”
“Joy to the World (Flava Mix)”
“Sugar Plum Fairy Introlude (a cappella)”