Just in time to capitalize on the month-long trudging towards December 25th, SNSD sub-unit TaeTiSeo has dropped a new music video called “Dear Santa,” which is extremely, incredibly alright.
Truth be told, I’m not sure if this warrants a whole review. The intro starts off promisingly enough, thanks to the fact that TaeTiSeo has performers (especially Tiffany) who comfortably slay “R&B-lite” productions. However, the meat of the song features the exact same piano keys, holiday chords and sleigh bells that are ubiquitous in every, single holiday pop song that is trying to become the next iteration of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and TaeTiSeo don’t really bring anything new to an incredibly dense field of holiday genre songs. Still, while the song fails to distinguish itself, this is one genre where SM’s commitment to brightly lit, sterile sets actually does pay off in spades as every shot does look like it was filmed out of a Hallmark card.
Also, Taeyeon, Tiffany and Seohyun look absolutely killer (minus the whole pigtail-bun look that all three sport in the red PJs) in this thing which certainly doesn’t hurt.
Overall, I’m not the biggest fan of “Dear Santa” but it’s also the sort of inoffensive fluff that is impossible to go all Ebenezer Scrooge on (this is the point where I point out that I’m likely in the minority here). This year, I’ll stick to SNSD’s immortal rendition of “Santa Baby,” thank you very much. #AsFlawlessAsHolidayJinglesGet