Your Christmas Queen was back on The Late Late Show for the second appearance in her three-night run on Wednesday night (Dec. 18), busting out the melancholy “Christmas Time is in the Air Again.” The jazzy ballad from Mariah Carey‘s 2010 Merry Christmas II You collection took the chill out of the air with a string section and piano accompaniment as Carey sang about falling in love at the most wonderful time of the year.
“Mr. Grinch simply can’t resist/ Warming up when he looks our way/ Even Old Scrooge makes a Christmas wish/ For a honey to hold Christmas day/ And to feel love like ours always/ La da da, da da dum,” she sang while rocking a plunging neckline silver dress with a white furry stole draped on her arms and her neck ringed in eye-popping bling.
The warm and fuzzy performance followed up Tuesday night’s rocking Late Late run through “Oh Santa” from the same album. Carey, of course, has a lot to celebrate this season, as her beloved “All I Want For Christmas Is You” finally ascended to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 after 25 years.
Watch the performance below.