Miley Cyrus updates 'Santa Baby' lyrics on 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon'

This year the lyrics to Christmas classics like "Baby, It's Cold Outside" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" have been called into question. Thursday night on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," Miley Cyrus made some changes of her own to "Santa Baby."

The original, released by Eartha Kitt in 1953, was a little racy, as Cyrus points out to Fallon before they go on stage to perform. "I think I might need to change some of these lyrics," she decided. "Am I saying I'm going to hook up with Santa if he buys me all this stuff?"

The pop singer decided to take matters into her own hands and altered the lyrics for the #MeToo era. What made the skit more hilarious, however, was that Fallon and pal Mark Ronson didn't get the memo. They continued to perform planned movements to the original lyrics and tried to keep up with the numerous changes Cyrus made. 

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Following the original plan, Fallon came out with a beautiful necklace just as Cyrus sang, "Santa baby, I don't need any fancy jewelry, not me..." A surprised Fallon looked down at his inappropriate gift and ran off stage. 

The same thing happened when Ronson and Fallon pretended to drive a car out, since the original version asked for a convertible. Cyrus, however, had something else in mind as she sung, "Santa baby, I've got a baller car of my own, no loans. I bought it all by myself, Santa baby, with zero help from Elf on the Shelf." 

The song continued this way, with Cryus diving deeper into feminism and messages of equality while Fallon and Ronson continued to struggle behind her. 

The result was a hysterical, yet powerful rendition of a classic, one that everyone will be talking about this Christmas. 

Watch the whole thing above. 

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THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0981 -- Pictured: Singer Miley Cyrus during an interview on December 13, 2018 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photobank)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Singer Miley Cyrus visits the SiriusXM Studios on December 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Miley Cyrus attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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