Under the Mistletoe - Justin Bieber
Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 31, 2011
    60
    Bieber definitely sounds more enthused by the original songs--some of which resemble everyday numbers with patched-on seasonal references--and a cover of Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" (featuring Carey herself). The versions of holiday staples are pulled off with varying results.
  2. Dec 8, 2011
    40
    The guests are the album's saving grace.
  3. 58
    The Biebs' gentle set of gentile carols on Under the Mistletoe isn't coal-lump bad; it's more like a dorky sweater from Nana with a 20 in the pocket.
  4. 50
    Mr. Bieber hasn't ever sounded this good. But even Mr. Harrell can't place Mr. Bieber on equal footing with some of his more accomplished guests
User Score
1.8

Overwhelming dislike- based on 129 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 19
  2. Negative: 15 out of 19
  1. Aug 29, 2012
    0
    worst christmas album ever! don't deserve to exist at all!
  2. Nov 10, 2011
    3
    This album is nothing more the My World 3.0 The Christmas Edition with some of the worst vocal work I've ever heard. The only thing that saves this album at times are the featured artist like Boyz II Men. The one good song would have to be Fa La La, and it's only good if you take out Bieber's god awful vocals, and his white boy rapping on Drummer Boy is just unforgivable Full Review »
  3. Nov 17, 2011
    5
    This album felt mostly like a cash grab album. It wasn't a terrible album but it was certainly far from great. Silent Night is by far the best song here, with Bieber actually showing he has some singing range. Everything else is very hit or miss with the biggest miss coming in the form of Drummer Boy where Bieber sings fairly well and then spits a ridiculous rap out of nowhere that completely ruins the song. Bieber fans will enjoy this one but he won't be attracting any new fans here. Full Review »