The name Mariah Carey has been synonymous with holiday cheer ever since the 1994 debut of her modern classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” So who better to help light up the 80-foot Christmas tree in Rockefeller Plaza than Mimi herself? Decked out in several dazzling, festive ensembles, the American Idol judge braved the New York City cold for the pretaping on Tuesday night (November 27). MC’s set included “Christmas Time Is In The Air Again,” an a capella rendition of “We Are Family” and, of course, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” which included a cameo by the man of the hour, Santa. “Had so much w the LAMBILY performing Christmas Time Is In The Air Again for the Rockefeller Christmas Tree lighting! x0,” Mariah shared via Twitter. The special airs tonight on NBC at 8pm ET — but you can catch a preview of her performances below.
“All I Want For Christmas Is You”
“We Are Family”
“Christmas Time Is In The Air Again”
Will you be tuning in to watch Mariah tonight?