One week closer to Christmas, one more week of holiday-inspired videos. While Mariah Carey covers are always appreciated—superfestive or not—there was also a lot to enjoy from some of our Artists of the Year selections, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Justin Bieber included. Catch up on their busy weeks, while enjoying some hip-hop inspired filmmaking and shirtless dancing from the latest viral stars below.
TAYLOR SWIFT DOES NOT ADJUST WELL TO OFFICE LIFE IN “OURS”
Of course a coworker’s playing Solitaire on the computer screen. Of course the rest of her coworkers treat the office like a personal video-gaming / paper airplane-tossing playground when they’re not lost in office malaise. Life is hard when you’re Taylor Swift stranded in real-world drudgery. Thank goodness for Matt Saracen.
JUSTIN BIEBER TRIES TO GUILT SANTA CLAUS INTO COMING TO TOWN WITH HIS SAD FACE
Elf Bieber opens the door to his creepy workshop home for the Steampunk Christmas Edition of his “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” video.
WATCH THE THRONE: THE INDIE MOVIE
The grandiosity of the biggest rap album of the year is reduced to a kitchen scene between three female twenty-somethings. The three-minute mini-movie is constructed solely of lyrics from that album, structured to resemble a conversation between three female twenty-something roommates about partying and general lifestyle discrepancies. That shit cray, indeed.
CHRISTMAS ON THE HIGH SEAS WITH MARIAH CAREY LIP SYNCHING
This Mimi-approved lip dub pulls at our holiday heart strings. The crew certainly seem overjoyed about their homecoming in the video, which includes dancing, cross-dressing, a whole lot of shirtlessness and even a classic spelling-things-out-with-peoples’-bodies closing.
SERENA WILLIAMS TAKES YOU THERE WITH MADONNA KARAOKE PERFORMANCE
Gracing the crowd with a performance of Madonna’s “Like a Prayer,” Serena broke out some seriously goofy dance moves, including what appears to be some hybrid of the Jerk and the Running Man, before the two hit the dance floor proper, occasionally getting interrupted by a hopping leprechaun.
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