Concert Review: Mariah Carey Brings Holiday Cheer to Beacon Theater for Christmas Residency

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Mariah Carey is a force to be reckoned with.  Not only has the vocal legend had multiple platinum albums and a famed residency in Vegas, but she also holds the title of "Christmas Queen." Her 1992 holiday album "Merry Christmas" featured the timeless classic, "All I Want For Christmas," which is now a holiday music staple. Carey held a firm grasp on her title of "Christmas Queen" at Saturday night's concert in the famous Beacon Theater in NYC, part of her 8-night "All I want for Christmas" concert series.

From the second Carey appeared on stage, the roaring crowd never fell silent. Addressing fans in the front of the audience, the "All I Want For Christmas" singer commented on how she recognized many of the faces of her avid fans, many of whom had traveled from as far away as China and Austrailia. Only music royalty like Mariah Carey could draw such a diverse audience from across the globe.

Adorned with a massive Christmas tree and a variety of Christmas decor, the stage was the perfect compliment to what was happening at the moment.  A group of dancing and singing children accompanied the platinum-selling artist for several of her songs, adding an extra layer of "cuteness" to the show. “What is your favorite part of Christmas?” Carey asked the kids before breaking out into her newer Christmas hit, “Oh Santa.”

Whether the Grammy winning songstress was singing an original or a remake of another holiday song, it didn’t seem to matter to the thousands in attendance. Carey sang her most well-known cover “Christmas Time (Baby Please Come Home),” along with others such as “Silent Night,” “Santa Clause is Coming To Town” and more, all with vocal perfection.

Closing out the show with the non-holiday songs, “Hero” and “Emotions,” Carey came back out for the encore that everyone was waiting for.  “All I Want For Christmas,” arguably one of the most popular Christmas songs of all time, closed out the end of a spectacular holiday concert!

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas” concert series runs through December 18th at New York’s Beacon Theater.