I’ll never be able to listen to “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” the same way again.
Thanks a lot, Brad Paisley.
Everybody knows the song. First released by Brenda Lee in 1958, it’s since become a classic and is one of the most recognizable and widely-known Christmas songs in the world. It’s a nice, wholesome tune and one of the very few Christmas songs that I don’t hate.
And now it’s ruined, all thanks to a TikTok from Brad Paisley.
You see, the words to the song are SUPPOSED to go:
“Rockin’ around the Christmas tree
Let the Christmas spirit ring
Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie
And we’ll do some caroling”
Well apparently that’s not what Brad Paisley heard. And after you watched this video, that’s not what you’ll hear either.
“You can’t unhear this. Merry 2020 Christmas. Brenda Lee you ornery little minx. Credit to 11 year old Jasper Paisley for noticing the explicit lyrics. Song recorded in 1958 with 2020 vision.”
That’s all I’m going to be able to hear now. Every single time I hear the song…