Mariah Carey Decks The Halls With Festive “Oh Santa!”

Robbie Daw | October 1, 2010 9:50 am

The best gift we could have asked klutzy diva Mariah Carey for this year was for her upcoming holiday album Merry Christmas II You to contain music on par with her 1994 yuletide jam “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” And while her new single “Oh Santa!” doesn’t quite reach those jolly heights, it’s still upbeat and festive enough to make our stockings feel properly stuffed. Listen below! [wpaudio url=”//″ text=”Mariah Carey – Oh Santa!” dl=”0″] No fair, Mariah—you know we’re absolute suckers for handclaps in a bouncy pop song! Nice to hear her pulling out all the stops and sprinkling the tune with some old-school upper octave cooing, too.

Mimi mixed with a retro vibe at the holidays is always a win, and “Oh Santa!” is no exception. And after largely ignoring Carey’s Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel singles post-“Obsessed,” radio programmers ought to at least warm up to this one as December draws ever closer.

Merry Christmas II You is due out November 2.