Mariah Carey fans are enjoying an early Christmas with the festive songbird’s single “Oh Santa!” Ahead of the release of her second holiday album Merry Christmas II You, MC will deliver yet another gift to lambs with the accompanying visuals.
According to a casting call posted by Mariah Daily Journal, the video will be filmed Wednesday in Los Angeles. Despite previous reports, her husband Nick Cannon will not direct. “I am NOT directing,” tweeted Nick. “Ur Welcome LAMBS LOL.”
The vid is said to have a “slight OutKast ‘Hey Ya!’ ‘American Bandstand’ approach, perfectly blending retro and modern vibes.” The casting ad called for a host that resembles Ed Sullivan or Dick Clark, who will introduce Mariah and her performance.
“Oh Santa!” will be included on the sequel to her 1994 Merry Christmas album, featuring four original songs composed by Mariah, along with classics such as “The First Noel,” “Little Drummer Boy,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” and “O Come All Ye Faithful.”
Get in the spirit by watching the video for Mimi’s holiday staple “All I Want for Christmas Is You” below.