The holiday season officially kicked off on December 10th, 2023 when Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande, and Jennifer Hudson took to the stage in New York City to perform their festive hit, “Oh Santa!” The powerhouse trio brought their signature vocals and dazzling stage presence to the iconic Rockefeller Center, leaving the crowd in awe.
Carey, the undisputed “Queen of Christmas,” was radiant in a custom-made red gown that accentuated her iconic figure. Grande, known for her powerhouse vocals and signature ponytail, stunned in a shimmering silver dress that glittered under the stage lights. Hudson, the Oscar-winning actress and singer, brought her soulful voice and commanding stage presence to the performance.
The trio opened the show with a medley of Carey’s most beloved Christmas classics, including “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” and “White Christmas.” The crowd erupted in cheers as Carey hit her signature high notes and Grande’s whistle tones soared through the night air.
After the medley, the trio launched into a heartfelt rendition of their new single, “Oh Santa!” The song, a heartwarming plea to Santa Claus to bring back a lost love, resonated with the audience, many of whom could be seen wiping away tears as they sang along.
The performance was a true spectacle, with elaborate lighting and festive decorations that transformed Rockefeller Center into a winter wonderland. The crowd was captivated by the trio’s powerful vocals, their playful banter between songs, and their undeniable chemistry on stage.
“It was such an honor to share the stage with these two incredible women,” said Carey after the performance. “We had so much fun singing together, and I think the energy from the crowd was truly magical.”
Grande added, “This was a special night that I will never forget. I’m so grateful to have been able to perform with Mariah and Jennifer, and to bring a little bit of Christmas cheer to everyone in the audience.”
Hudson echoed the sentiment, saying, “I’m so proud to be a part of this project. This song is about the power of hope and believing in something bigger than ourselves. I hope it brings joy to everyone who hears it.”
The performance of “Oh Santa!” was just one of many highlights from Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special, which premiered on Apple TV+ on December 2nd, 2023. The special also features appearances from Billy Eichner, Snoop Dogg, Tiffany Haddish, and Mykal-Michelle Harris.
“I’m so excited to share my Christmas special with the world,” said Carey. “It’s a celebration of everything I love about the holidays – family, friends, music, and giving back.”
With her powerhouse vocals, undeniable stage presence, and infectious holiday spirit, Mariah Carey has earned her title as the “Queen of Christmas.” Her latest project, “Oh Santa!” is sure to become a holiday classic, and her performance in New York City was a magical reminder of the joy and wonder of the season.