Justin Bieber has released the video for “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” his duet with Mariah Carey off his Christmas album Under the Mistletoe. And I’ll leave you all to debate the relative vocal merits of his take versus Carey’s iconic original— don’t forget the awesome Love Actually version! — but I can’t get past the clip.
Here are my five takeaways after watching it (Spoiler alert: I want to go to Macy’s):
1. Mariah Carey’s sexy santa outfit: Seriously, that woman hasn’t aged a day since 1994.
2. The intro begins with quick shots between Mimi’s thighs and Bieber’s eyes, making me all kinds of uncomfortable.
3. At the moment (1:15) when Santa hands out tickets to meet Justin, I hope you all notice the tickets say ‘Midnight at MACY’S.’ They might as well have annotated all of the Bieber paraphernalia you can buy at MACY’S! MACY’S: Making your holiday dreams come true!
4.I’m a sucker for a puppy. Sorry Justin, that dog with a bow in the sleigh is the cutest thing about this. I want him for Christmas, please.
5. The product placement. Oh, the product placement! This thing makes a Kardashian wedding look homegrown. In addition to the Macy’s tickets, we’ve got multiple Nitendo3DSs, shoes, and jewelry. My favorite moment may be when they stop showing individual products and just let Bieber flat-out boogie in the middle of a full display.
Watch the video below:
I’ll be honest: The part toward the end with Bieber rocking out all elf-like in a sleigh with Carey is pure, cheesy fun. What was your favorite part? And how does it compare to “Mistletoe”?