Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

About the Song

Ah, the holidays! A time for family, friends, and of course, some good old-fashioned Christmas tunes. Today, we’re going to take a trip down memory lane with a festive favorite, given a country twist by the one and only Toby Keith.

Now, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” might be a familiar melody to many of us. This classic Christmas carol, originally written by Johnny Marks in 1957, has become a staple of the holiday season. But Toby Keith injects his signature Southern charm and a bit of down-home twang into this beloved song, making it a perfect addition to any country music fan’s Christmas playlist.

Released in 2007 on his album “A Classic Christmas”, Keith’s version of “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” doesn’t stray too far from the original. You’ll still recognize the playful lyrics about mistletoe and putting on our dancing shoes.

But there’s something undeniably different about hearing it sung with that unmistakable Oklahoma drawl. It’s a reminder that the holidays are about having fun, letting loose, and maybe even two-stepping around the Christmas tree.

So, whether you’re decorating the tree with loved ones, whipping up a batch of grandma’s famous sugar cookies, or simply putting your feet up by the fireplace with a mug of hot cocoa, Toby Keith’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” is sure to put a smile on your face and get you in the holiday spirit.

It’s a classic song with a country twist, a perfect blend of tradition and Toby Keith’s signature style. So crank up the volume, grab your partner (or your favorite pair of dancing shoes), and get ready to rock around the Christmas tree, country style!