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8 December 2023, 12:08
It's a Christmas hit 65 years in the making.
Sadly, the song wasn't an instant hit, as it failed to chart that year or the year after when it was re-released.
It's become a Christmas staple these days, growing in festive charm each and every year, featuring in classic Christmas movies like Home Alone.
Mariah was full of festive cheer despite coming second to her Christmas classic, sending Brenda a bouquet of flowers to congratulate her.
Now, 'Little Miss Dynamite' has rolled back the years with a rocking performance of 'Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree'.
Celebrating her chart milestone, Brenda appeared on NBC’s Christmas At The Opry to belt out her Christmas classic.
Oozing with charm and charisma, and dressed top to toe in festive attire, Brenda had the time of her life prancing around the stage.
She was later joined by the rest of the performers on the evening, including Chrissy Metz, Trace Adkins, Lauren Alaina, and Wynonna Judd who hosted the television concert.
Brenda Lee Performs "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" | Christmas at the Opry | NBC
It was the "most wonderful time of the year" in Nashville, as a host of stars celebrated Christmas at The Grand Ole Opry, country music's biggest stage.
And who better to have joined in the festivities than Brenda Lee, one of the most iconic voices in Christmas music ever.
Brenda recently filmed a music video for 'Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree', featuring her dancing around a literal Christmas tree whilst she lip-synched to the original recording of her 1958 song.
Racking up a total of 34.9 million streams, 20.7 million radio plays and 3,000 downloads in the week of 30th November ensured Brenda was propelled right to the very top of the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time.
A deserving accolade, and she proved she can still rock out like the best of them with her recent appearance at the Opry.