Mariah Carey is already the queen of this Christmas, but on Wednesday (Nov. 20) morning she proved she always has been. The singer posted the never-before-seen video of her very first performance of the holiday classic “All I Want For Christmas is You,” which was recorded at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York on Dec. 8, 1994.
“For the first time ever, fans can relive this historic fundraising event that notably benefited The Fresh Air Fund and Camp Mariah,” reads the video’s description. “The unveiling of the show from The Cathedral of St. John The Divine is a long-anticipated official release of live concert material that has been sought after by fans for many years.” The new two-CD 25th anniversary deluxe edition of Carey’s Merry Christmas album will include the original disc, as well as a bonus disc with previously unreleased live tracks from the singer’s 1994 St. John the Divine benefit concert, rare remixes and a brand new rendition of the “Sugar Plum Fairy” and other seasonal tracks.
Standing in front of a forest of Christmas trees on the cathedral’s majestic stage, a youthful Carey steps to the microphone in black pants and matching tank top, working the front of the stage with a smile and, of course, flawless holiday cheer in the newly unveiled clip.
Watch Carey’s performance below.