Rock and Roll Hall and Country Music Hall of Famer Brenda Lee is celebrating the 65th anniversary of her classic signature holiday hit, “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree,” with a brand new video of the song, out now.
Featuring cameos by Tanya Tucker and Trisha Yearwood, the video shows Lee getting ready for her favorite holiday by trimming the tree and baking cookies, and there is even a special visit by Santa. Released when Lee was just 13 years old, “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” was written by Johnny Marks, who wrote many of the holiday standards. Last year the song was the second-highest streamed Christmas song with 240 million streams, and was recently certified 5x Platinum.
“For those out there who know me and have supported me and my music through the years, I’ve very proud to be putting out the first ever music video for ‘Rockin’.’ This song has been so special to me—I never thought it would be my signature song, but I love that it is because it brings so much joy,” shares Lee. “I remember the day I recorded this wonderful Johnny Marks song, and here we are 65 years later and I’m only here because of you. I won’t ever meet all of you, but I know you are there and have been since I was a little girl—so Thank You and I wish everyone a Merry Christmas!”
A new EP, A Rockin’ Christmas with Brenda Lee, is also out now featuring Lee’s hit “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” and other holiday favorites including “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” “Jingle Bell Rock” “A Marshmallow World” and “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree,” reimagined by Filous.
Lee will perform “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” on the upcoming NBC television special Christmas at the Opry, which airs Thursday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET and streams next day on Peacock.
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