Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson's "Oh Santa!" Is the Ultimate Christmas Gift

Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson teamed up to get fans in the holiday spirit with “Oh Santa!” Scroll on to watch the star-studded video.

By Jess Cohen Dec 04, 2020 1:38 PMTags
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Oh Santa!

Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson are here to get us all in the holiday spirit. At midnight on Friday, Dec. 4, Mariah dropped her Christmas collab with the fellow superstars, announcing, "My new single Oh Santa! feat. Ariana Grande & Jennifer Hudson is out now everywhere."

In addition to the song, a remix of Grammy winner's track from her 2010 album Merry Christmas II You, the trio also teamed up for a holiday themed music video, set in Santa's workshop. "I'm looking for J-Hud," Mariah says at the beginning of the video. "Where's Ari? Come on girls."

"Santa, if you get this letter won't you help me out / I know you're kinda busy with your elves right now," the stars, dressed in green and red outfits, sing. "And I don't know how / You do the things you do while I sleep on Christmas Eve."

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The song is actually featured on Mariah's Magical Christmas Special, which also dropped Friday on Apple TV+. As she wrote on her Instagram, "I'm so excited to share this truly magical musical special with you and hope it brings you joy, laughter, and some much needed holiday cheer!"

The singer, who has become known as the Queen of Christmas over the years, thanks to her hit track "All I Want for Christmas Is You," recently opened up to Billboard about her collab with Ariana and Jennifer.

"I wrote 'Oh Santa!' for my album Merry Christmas II You, which was sort of the follow-up to my first Christmas album...we have several," she shared with the outlet. "And so I think it was all about the actual event, of course, of doing 'Oh Santa!' with Jennifer and Ari, but it was also like, how do I see this as a producer? How do I see these vocals having different textures, what are they?"

"Because originally, I was blending with myself, which that's kind of one of my favorite things, but it was cool to be able to work with the different vocal textures and play around with it and reimagine it," Mariah explained. "So that's what happened. And visually, in the special, it really does feel like a girl group moment. I think we all had a good time with it. That was the fun part about it."

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Watch the superstar trio's "Oh Santa!" video above!

Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special is out now on Apple TV+.

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