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Christmas song madness: Miley Cyrus sings feminist version of 'Santa Baby'


Tells Santa she can buy her own stuff

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Miley Cyrus sang a so-called feminist version of the Christmas classic "Santa Baby" on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon."

Cyrus, 26, began a skit with Fallon by telling him she wanted to change a few lyrics in the song, which debuted in 1953.

"Has anyone actually ever listened to them?" Cyrus asked Fallon during Thursday's show.

"…am I singing that I'm going to hook up with Santa if he buys me all this stuff?" she continued. Cyrus was referring to the lyrics that ask the mythical figure for a yacht and a car, among other things.

Fallon told her the song is a classic and people love the original lyrics. Then he tells Cyrus to do whatever she wants because he trusts her.

The song begins with Fallon appearing behind Cyrus and holding a sparkly necklace in a gift box as she sings that she doesn't need any fancy jewelry.

What did she change?

"Don't want diamonds, cash or stocks," Cyrus sang. "Nothing that comes in a box. No more fluff, I've had enough."

"And I can buy my own d***n stuff," she sang, drawing cheers from the audience.

Next, Fallon and producer Mark Ronson sneak up behind Cyrus as they each dangle a set of car keys. But Cyrus sings that she already bought "baller car of my own," with no help from Elf on a Shelf.

Cyrus also sang that she hopes her "a** won't get grabbed at work by some ignorant jerk."

"So put away your chimney tonight," she concluded.

Anything else?

Earlier this month, radio stations faced backlash for playing the long-standing Christmas classic, "Baby It's Cold Outside."

Some stations banned the song after critics claimed it is disrespectful in today's #MeToo era.

The 1940's-era song features lyrics that describe a woman trying to exit a date as a man tells her to not leave because it's cold outside. Although some claim the song promotes date rape, others say it is merely playful and funny, not threatening.

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