The segment starts as Cyrus scans "Santa Baby" lyric sheets in frustration saying, “Am I saying I’m going to hook up with Santa if he buys me all this stuff?” "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon tells Cyrus to sing it however she likes, and the “Malibu” songstress delivers her wish list with bold feminist bravado and witty, lyrical sass. She kicks back on the couch in a Christmas-themed living room set and delivers her own list of wishes to Santa via her own new, empowering lyrics to the classic Yuletide song.
Some of her revamped lyrics include declarations like “Don't want diamonds, cash or stocks. Nothing that comes in a box. No more fluff, I've had enough. And I can buy my own damn stuff."
Cyrus’s recent collab partner Mark Ronson appears in the sketch alongside Fallon. The two men function as backup dancers and attempt to fawn over their female counterpart. Cyrus stands up for equality as she croons, “"Listen Santa to what I say, a girl's best friend is... equal pay." She adds, "Santa baby, I'd love to know my ass won't get grabbed at work, by some ignorant jerk.” Fallon and Ronson listen while hanging some ornaments in a rather interesting arrangement on the Christmas tree before Cyrus spouts, "Tell the dirtbag to put away the chimney tonight."
Focus has recently been placed on some Christmas songs which deliver an inappropriate message, including “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” which was banned from radio play this year. The “Fallon” sketch marks a timely follow up.
Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson’s “Tonight Show” appearance follows their epic SNL musical guest spot, during which they performed their “Happy Xmas (War Is Over!”) cover with Sean Ono Lennon. Watch Miley Cyrus’s entire “Santa Baby” performance on “Fallon” above.