Merry Christmas (album)

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Merry Christmas
Studio album by Mariah Carey
Released November 1, 1994
Recorded December 1993 – August 1994, at Sony Studios and The Hit Factory (New York City, NY)
Genre
Length 39:29
Label Columbia
CK-64222
Producer
Mariah Carey chronology
Music Box
(1993)
Merry Christmas
(1994)
Daydream
(1995)
Singles from Merry Christmas
  1. "All I Want for Christmas Is You"
    Released: November 1, 1994[1]
  2. "Joy to the World"
    Released: November, 1994

Merry Christmas is the first holiday album by American singer Mariah Carey. It was released on November 1, 1994. Merry Christmas has sold over 5.5 million copies in the United States alone. The Recording Industry Association of America certified the album 5× Platinum.[source?]

Track listing[change | change source]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Silent Night"   Fr. Josef Mohr, Franz X. Gruber Mariah Carey, Walter Afanasieff 3:41
2. "All I Want for Christmas Is You"   Carey, Afanasieff Carey, Afanasieff 4:01
3. "O Holy Night"   Adolphe Adam Carey, Loris Holland 4:27
4. "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"   Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector Carey, Afanasieff 2:35
5. "Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)"   Carey, Afanasieff Carey, Afanasieff 4:32
6. "Joy to the World"   George Frideric Handel, Lowell Mason, Isaac Watts Carey, Afanasieff 4:21
7. "Jesus Born on This Day"   Carey, Afanasieff Carey, Holland 3:43
8. "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town"   John Frederick Coots, Haven Gillespie Carey, Afanasieff 3:24
9. "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" / Gloria in Excelsis Deo"   Charles Wesley, Felix Mendelssohn Carey, Holland 3:01
10. "Jesus Oh What a Wonderful Child"   Traditional Carey, Afanasieff 4:26
11. "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" (Appears as a bonus track on the 2005 DualDisc re-release. Also on non-US pressings.) Traditional Carey, Afanasieff 1:18

Charts and certifications[change | change source]

Charts[change | change source]

Chart Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[2] 2
Austrian Albums Chart[2] 4
Belgian Albums Chart[3] 5
Canadian Albums Chart[4] 21
Danish Albums Chart[5] 4
Dutch Albums Chart[2] 4
European Albums Chart[6] 9
German Albums Chart[7] 15
Greek Albums Chart[8] 37
Hungarian Albums Chart[9] 15
Italian Albums Chart[10] 3
Japanese Albums Chart[11] 1
New Zealand Albums Chart[2] 10
Norwegian Albums Chart[2] 11
Portuguese Albums Chart[5] 9
Spanish Albums Chart[12] 26
Swedish Albums Chart[2] 4
Swiss Albums Chart[2] 4
UK Albums Chart[13] 32
U.S. Billboard 200[14] 3
U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip hop Albums[14] 4
U.S. Billboard Holiday Albums[14] 1

Certifications[change | change source]

Country (Provider) Certifications
Australia (ARIA) 4× Platinum[15]
Austria (IFPI) Gold[16]
Canada (CRIA) Platinum[17]
Europe (IFPI) Platinum[18]
Germany (IFPI) Gold[19]
Italy (FIMI) Gold[20]
Japan (RIAJ) 5× Platinum (1 Million)[21]
Netherlands (NVPI) Platinum[22]
New Zealand (RIANZ) 2× Platinum[23]
Norway (IFPI) Platinum[24]
Switzerland (IFPI) Gold[25]
United Kingdom (BPI) Gold[26]
United States (RIAA) 5× Platinum

Singles[change | change source]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[27]
US R&B
[28]
US AC
[28]
US Dance
[28]
AUS
[29]
AUT CAN FRA
[30]
GER
[31]
IRE
[31]
ITA
[31]
JAP NL
[32]
NZ
[33]
SPA
[34]
SWE
[34]
SWI
[34]
UK
[35]
1994 "All I Want for Christmas Is You" 18 6 2 11 14 3 1 2 2 4 4 7 18 2
"Joy to the World" 17 33
"O Holy Night"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

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