"The Christmas Song" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

JB sings holiday favorite R&B style with Usher; OK for kids.

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Educational value

Meant to entertain rather than educate.

Positive messages

Traditional Christmas song gets "kids" of all ages in the holiday spirit.

Positive role models

Encourages listeners to share and care.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this single is from Bieber's first Christmas album, Under the Mistletoe, and also features superstar/Bieber mentor Usher. It's the traditional version of the song, done R&B style, so it's fine for kids and families.

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What's the story?

From Bieber's debut Christmas album, Under the Mistletoe, "THE CHRISTMAS SONG" is an R&B version of the traditional holiday favorite and features a duet with Usher.

Is it any good?

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"The Christmas Song" ("Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire") is a beloved Christmas classic, done by greats from Nat King Cole to Celine Dion. Bieber, with Usher, gives it a contemporary spin that's mostly appealing, as long as you like the occasional R&B melodic runs between Bieber and Usher. It may not rival Cole's version, but it's a nice rendition that's sure to put anyone, young or old, in the holiday spirit.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the appeal of Christmas music. Do you think this is a song that you and your family would enjoy and listen to during the holidays? Or is this a song that only appeals to Bieber fans?

  • It's very common for popular singers to make Christmas albums. Do you think these contemporary holiday versions will still be popular several years from now, like the classics that we still listen to today? (Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, etc.)

Music details

Artists:Justin Bieber, Usher
Release date:October 24, 2011
Type:Single
Label:Island Def Jam
Genre:Holiday
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 16 years old Written byadtr_forever November 25, 2011
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Amazing.

What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Parent Written bymrporkface11 November 23, 2011
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17
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Just Don't It

This song kills people.

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Too much violence
Too much sex
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Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent Written byAnn Cl November 8, 2011
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16
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Justin's Christmas Single CD

Justin Beiber is a very inspirational celebrity for kids of all ages.

What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models

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