Jesus Born On This Day (Mariah Carey)
This song sounds as though it is a classic Christmas carol, however it was a new creation for Carey’s Merry Christmas album. Its timelessness is a testament to the ability of writers Carey and Walter Afanasieff and to Carey the singer, who holds back some of her usual vocal gymnastics in favor of a plainer delivery. In promoting the album this song was sent to Christian and Gospel stations while All I Want For Christmas Is You was sent to Pop and Top 40 stations. Another new track Miss You Most (At Christmas Time) was promoted to R&B stations.
Fun fact: As befits its subject Jesus Born On This Day was recorded in a church along with back up singer and a children’s choir, many of whom played instruments in order to give the song a real “church” feel.
The theme for Bestest Song Club December 2015 is: Bestest Modern Christmas Songs.
Criteria: Song must have been recorded no earlier than 1980.