What do you get when you combine the most suggestive Christmas song of all time with some of the world’s most beautiful women? The new holiday promo for Victoria’s Secret. This holiday greeting envisions a world where you can open a gift box and discover a winter wonderland full of Angels gingerly dancing in white lingerie to Morgan Weed’s cover of “Santa Baby.”
Yes, the fake frozen lake, faux snow, and starry-night background are unabashedly cheesy. Yes, there are shots in which Angels dance inside a Christmas ornament and on a crescent moon. Such details are easy to overlook when you’re watching Lily Aldridge, Alessandra Ambrosio, Elsa Hosk, Adriana Lima, Josephine Skriver, and Jasmine Tookes shimmy and shake while covered in glitter, pompoms and feathers. (It says a lot they can make this stuff look good.)
A number of sultry singers have covered “Santa Baby” over the years, including Madonna, Kylie Minogue, LeAnn Rimes, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Ashanti, and Miss Piggy. (In 2006, Heidi Klum performed an abbreviated version in another Victoria’s Secret holiday commercial.) Of course, the ultimate version is still the original song, recorded by Eartha Kitt back in 1953.