"The Christmas Song" (CD Single)

Music review by
Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
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JB sings holiday favorite R&B style with Usher; OK for kids.

Parents say

age 17+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 3 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

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 & Representations

Encourages listeners to share and care.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bymrporkface11 November 23, 2011

Just Don't It

This song kills people.
Adult Written byAnn Cl November 8, 2011

Justin's Christmas Single CD

Justin Beiber is a very inspirational celebrity for kids of all ages.
Teen, 15 years old Written byDogcat September 27, 2020

I put this appropriate for children, but that isn’t saying much.

Sorry I haven’t written a review lately. I’ve been very busy lately. Anyway, the reason why I put this appropriate for children is because my mom likes Usher an... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byLoranikas303 September 26, 2020

Not a smart guy!

He released the christmas song on October instead of December. How dare him?! He's a total not an nice guy! That's not how Christmas songs released in... Continue reading

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?

"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.

Talk to your kids 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.)

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