Carey duets with mom for Christmas album

Updated: Nov 03, 2010, 20:52 PM IST

London: Mariah Carey`s fans are in for a dual treat as the singer has teamed up with her mother for her upcoming Christmas album.

The pregnant star asked her mother Patricia, a former opera singer, to join her in the studio for a medley of `O Come All Ye Faithful` and `The Hallelujah` chorus, a website reported.

"I`ve spoken about my mother`s influence my whole life, so this was like coming full circle," said the 40-year-old singer.

Carey`s new album, `Merry Christmas II You`, will be released this month after a desperate attempt to wind it up before the festive period.

"I was staying up 24 hours a day, doing Auld Lang Syne in one take," she added.

The `Obsessed` hitmaker also celebrated her Christmas in July as she made sure the studios where she recorded the album were decorated with trees and garlands.