Justin Bieber & Usher’s “The Christmas Song” Kicks Off The Holiday Season Early

Robbie Daw | October 24, 2011 7:48 am

Trick-or-treaters have yet to bang on your door in search of candy, but Justin Bieber, Usher and the powers that be clearly feel that the time is right to debut “The Christmas Song”, a duet off the Canadian teen’s upcoming holiday album  Under The Mistletoe(out November 1). Over the weekend we caught a glimpse at footage of the Bieb and his mentor Ush in the studio, laying down their vocals on the yuletide track. Now the full song has premiered on On Air With Ryan Seacrest. Get the fire blazing, grab the chestnuts and head below! “The Christmas Song” was originally recorded by Nat King Cole in 1946, and has subsequently been covered over the years by artists such as Bing Crosby, Tony Bennett, James Brown, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Demi Lovato and Christina Aguilera, to name just a few.

Though Bieber and Usher give the classic standard somewhat of a polished R&B makeover here, it stays pretty faithful to the original composition, and should sound equally as cheery whether its blaring through shopping malls this coming holiday season or out of the speakers of computers belonging to Justin’s legion of teen fans.

What do you think of Justin and Usher’s rendition of this holiday classic? Let us know below!