Merry Christmas II You

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Mimi's second holiday CD filled with more clean favorites.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

With lots of songs that celebrate the joy of family and community, this album emits plenty of positive messages.

Positive role models

Mariah Carey continues to exhibit positivity in her professional and personal lives, keeping her music on the wholesome side and avoiding tabloid drama.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this holiday album is an entirely clean record, including lots of classic Christmas favorites and newer holiday songs that all have very wholesome lyrics in common. However, they should be aware that several of the songs ("O Holy Night," "One Child," etc.) have religious overtones.

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What's the story?

MERRY CHRISTMAS II YOU is the second compilation of holiday tunes from R&B mega-star Mariah Carey. The collection includes 13 tracks that run the gamut from old-time classics like "Here Comes Santa Claus" to newer, original tunes such as "All I Want for Christmas Is You" (a different version of which appeared on her first holiday album). None of the songs feature adult content of any kind, though a handful of tracks -- "First Noel," "O Little Town of Bethlehem," and others -- have Christian themes.

Is it any good?

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In "Merry Christmas II You," Mariah Carey lends her fantastic vocals to lots of holiday songs like "The First Noel" and "Here Comes Santa Claus" that have been around forever, helping them sound new and appealing again. She also throws in some of her own upbeat holiday tunes with a modern twist, with "Oh Santa!" standing out as a special highlight. The end result is a contemporary take on the traditional holiday album that everyone in the family will enjoy.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about what makes the holidays truly special and meaningful. Does getting a lot of presents or spending a lot of time with family mean the most to you? Why?

  • Name five things you can do at holiday time to help brighten the lives of those around you.

Music details

Artist:Mariah Carey
Release date:November 2, 2010
Label:Island
Genre:Holiday
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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