• The Hollywood Reporter on LinkedIn
  • Follow THR on Pinterest

Justin Bieber Gets Animated for 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' (Video)

Justin Bieber

The singer appears alongside Kris Kringle his penguin pal Topper in a new version of the holiday classic.

For Justin Bieber fans who enjoyed the romantic "Mistletoe" video but pined for a more kid-friendly visual from his Under The Mistletoe album, the pop star has turned himself into an animated hero for the "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" clip, which hit Vevo on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

PHOTOS: Justin Bieber's 'Never Say Never' Premiere

Just as Bieber injects the classic version of "Santa Claus" with a gnarly pop vibe, the singer has reworked the animated holiday special Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer by throwing himself into the story and helping Santa Claus prepare for the big night. The video's highlights include Bieber snowboarding down a snowy mountain without a snowboard; Bieber opening a present and being amazed at the unidentified gold glow that is emitted from the box (a nod to Pulp Fiction, perhaps?); and of course, a penguin jamming on the drums.

PHOTOS: Justin Bieber's Moustaches

Under The Mistletoe, Bieber's first holiday full-length, is expected to top this week's Billboard 200 after being released on Nov. 1. After debuting on the Hot 100 at No. 11, "Mistletoe," the album's first single, dropped to No. 75 on the tally last week.

STORY: Justin Bieber to Unwrap No. 1 Album With 'Under the Mistletoe'

In other, less G-rated Bieber news, the singer plans to take a paternity test within the next two weeks to prove that Mariah Yeater's claims that Bieber is the father of her 3-month-old child are false.