So I’m a fan of The Original Christmas Classics and Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town on Facebook and saw a link in my news feed this morning about an Amazon Instant Video Offer. I already own all of the Rankin Bass specials on DVD (the ones that are available, that is) but I figured what the heck and clicked the link when what to my eyes did a appear — a Justin Bieber music video (too bad it wasn’t “Justin Got Run Over By a Reindeer”)!
Despite this guy apparently being some huge music sensation, I couldn’t tell you a single song he’s sung even if you held a gun to my head. I’ve never heard a Bieber song other than a few songs from his recent Under the Mistletoe Christmas album. And that brings us to this special Amazon offer called Justin Bieber’s Santa Claus Is Coming Town. In reality, it’s a music video for the song “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”. You click the link, Tweet about the Amazon offer, then you’ll get a $2 credit to your Amazon account and can then use that credit to download the $1.99 video (Where’s my penny?!).
Now, I bet you’re asking why anyone would want to download a Justin Bieber music video. Because of its connection to the classic Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town holiday special, that’s why! Bieber is transported to the world of animagic, getting the puppet treatment himself, and is inserted into scenes from the special along with new scenes featuring Kris Kringle himself and Topper the Penguin.
To be honest, I initially was like “child, please”, closed the tab and was about to carry on with my regularly scheduled web surfing. Then I pondered it and figured I had nothing to lose other than four minutes of my time since the video was free after all. Plus, I wanted to see the new footage or Kris & Topper.
The song sucks. It’s an updated pop/rock version that’s just bad and exposes how mediocre of a talent this kid is. It’s not enough he has the kind of face you want to punch — he’s not a good singer at all. I really hate updated version of Christmas songs. If you’re not going to play them straight, then just make up an entirely new Christmas song.
But oh well, just wanted to throw this out there if you’re a RB nut like me and you’re willing sit through the music. Click here and download the video for FREE.