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Justin Bieber stopped by “The Today Show” Wednesday to perform a set from his new Christmas album “Under the Mistletoe.” His buddy Usher Raymond made a guest spot on their duet from the album, “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire).”

Bieber says of the legions of girls lining the streets, in the rain no less, “These girls have dedication I’ve never seen before.”

He also says of his decision to do a holiday album, “I really wanted to make a Christmas album mainly for my fans and for the holiday season I wanted to be able to give back to people in need.”

A portion of the “Under the Mistletoe” proceeds are going to charity, as with the release of the album Bieber also started the Believe Charity Drive, which is aiming to raise money for seven U.S. charities: Make-a-Wish, Pencils of Promise, Musicians on Call, Medishare for Haiti, City of Hope, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Grammy Foundation.

Bieber also says he’s going to get to spend some time with his family for Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving, Bieber fans!

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."