Bublé and Bieber in competition

Bublé reportedly said 'There's friendly competition going on! Both of us want to be the top, but it's not what it's about. It's about Christmas.’

Both artists have released Christmas albums this year just a week apart.

Michael went on to say ‘As much as my ego loves the thought about selling a bunch of records, it really wasn't about being the big record this year.’

He explained ‘It was about doing something that I thought could be a part of my legacy. Growing up, Bing Crosby was a huge idol and big inspiration musically for me, and I often think if I'm long gone and some kid can grow up listening to what I did, that is the goal.'