That's it. Christmas is canceled. It's been officially ruined by Justin Bieber and I no longer want any part in this blasphemous holiday. I'm talking about Bieber's duet with Mariah Carey. Those two have re-done Mimi's 1994 classic, "All I Want for Christmas Is You," and it's so, so bad that I'd like to go ahead and officially announce that the holidays have been called off. I have no idea who decided to remake the song that was purely flawless and turn it into a commercial for Macy's and Nintendo, but he or she should be fired. They took a classic Christmas pop song and made a complete mockery of it.
And when 17-year-old Bieber started flirting with 41-year-old Mariah who, by the way, is wearing a sexy Santa costume, that's when the music video went from insulting to disturbing.
When Mariah's original song debuted, Justin was about 8 months old. Now he's not even legal and he and Ms. Carey are prancing around each other, gesturing with their fingers, proclaiming that all they want for Christmas is each other. It's weird and nauseating. All I want for Christmas is to never see Bieber and Mariah flirt with each other ever again.
I guess there are some upsides to this debacle. Mariah looks good. So there's that. Oh, and if you didn't know where Macy's was in NYC, they shove the address down your throat plenty of times (WEST 34TH ST!!!). So that problem is solved. And it's nice to hear that Bieber's not the highest voice on the record. That's certainly worth something.
But the rest of this ill-conceived duet is just barf-worthy. From Justin's shearling collar coats to Mariah's bangs in the final scene to the most unlikely Christmas party scenario on Earth, the video and song are a disaster. They should've been left well enough alone.
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