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 Christmas, Soul, Pop, gospel
Length 39:29
Label Columbia
CK-64222
Producer Mariah Carey, Walter Afanasieff, Robert Clivillés, David Cole, Loris Holland
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.

Track listing[change | edit 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 | edit source]

Charts[change | edit 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 | edit 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 | edit 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" 83 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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