Taylor Swift has famously spent the last couple of years re-recording her early work, and that includes a recent re-release of Red which has set the internet (and Jake Gyllenhaal’s DMs) on fire. But her viral do-overs don’t just end with her main catalog — they also extends to her holiday classic, “Christmas Tree Farm.”
Just in time for the 2022 Christmas season to kick into overdrive, Swift has shared a new, orchestral version of the hit, recorded as an Amazon Original.
Inspired by her upbringing on a Pennsylvania Christmas tree farm, the charming holiday anthem was originally written and released in 2019, featuring a buoyant melody and vivid lyrics of about a little girl’s fondest wintertime memories. The new version is just as warm and cozy, but now takes on an air of timeless sophistication. It was re-recorded at the famous at Abbey Road Studios in London, with Swift being joined by a massive, 70-piece orchestra, as the superstar embodies the role of mid-century American crooner.
“This new version is amazing because it feels like it’s that warm, sort of laid-back Christmas feel of doing all your shopping and relaxing by a fire,” she says in a behind the scenes video. “It’s definitely a little bit more of that old-school Christmas song feel.”
“Christmas Tree Farm (Old Timey Version) (Amazon Original)” can now be found on Amazon’s “Merry Mix” playlist, which features all new Amazon Original songs for the season, in addition to iconic holiday classics.
In other country-related TS news, the pop superstar’s re-released Red album included a decidedly-rootsy duet with another Nashville favorite, as she teamed up with Chris Stapleton on the previously unreleased “I Bet You Think About Me.” The track was written during Swift’s still-country Red-album era, and she even filmed a star-studded video directed by Blake Lively for it.