Wednesday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2019

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree is a Christmas song written by Johnny Marks and recorded by Brenda Lee in 1958 on Decca9-30776.

Although Decca released it in both 1958 and again in 1959, it did not sell well until Lee became a popular star in 1960; that Christmas season, it hit #14 on the Billboard pop chart and turned into a perennial holiday favorite. It continued to sell well during the holiday season, hitting #5 on the Christmas chart as late as 1984. Brenda Lee’s recording still receives a great deal of airplay. Despite the song’s title, its instrumentation also fits the Country genre which Brenda Lee more fully embraced as her career evolved. Despite her mature-sounding voice, she recorded this song when she was only 14 years old. The recording featured Hank Garland’s ringing guitar.

For decades, Brenda Lee’s recording was the only notable version of the song. Radio stations ranging from Top 40 to Adult Contemporary to Country Music to Oldies to even Adult Standards played this version.

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48 Responses to Wednesday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2019

  1. rikyrah says:

    So, will this get the New Edition treatment?🤨🤨🤨

  2. rikyrah says:

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  3. rikyrah says:

    This muthaphuckin’ MURDERER!

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    PUBLISHED: 12:17 EST, 4 December 2019 | UPDATED: 12:17 EST, 4 December 2019

  4. rikyrah says:

    Congratulations to them :)

    Kandi Burruss shares sweet bonding moment between son Ace, 3, and newborn baby girl Blaze: ‘Gotta love on them both’

    PUBLISHED: 21:38 EST, 3 December 2019 | UPDATED: 02:26 EST, 4 December 2019

    Kandi Buruss is basking in the love and joy after welcoming her third child, daughter, Blaze Tucker, via a surrogate, 11 days ago.

    The Real Housewives Of Atlanta persona ensured she was giving her elder son, Ace Tucker, three, equal attention as his little sister on Tuesday.

    The 43-year-old took to Instagram to share a sweet photo hugging both her children.

  5. rikyrah says:


    Come along, Anne! The Queen gets a shrug from her daughter in exchange at Buckingham Palace – as she welcomes Donald and Melania Trump to NATO reception

    The Queen and Princess Anne hosted a reception for NATO leaders last night
    The Queen joined Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall in a receiving line
    Princess Anne and the Duchess of Cambridge did not take part in the welcome
    Clip shows the Queen gesturing to Anne as if asking her to join in the greeting

    PUBLISHED: 05:22 EST, 4 December 2019 | UPDATED: 07:30 EST, 4 December 2019

  6. rikyrah says:

    I havn’t ruled out running for President #2020 (@coryprovost) Tweeted:
    Never Forget:

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    Mike Bloomberg targeted Kamala’s staff.
    Tulsi Gabbard lied about Kamala’s record.
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    The media amplified every negative angle about Kamala Harris.

  7. rikyrah says:

    ABlackWomanWhoDontGiveAF*ck (@battletested5) Tweeted:
    if you on twitter right now saying Kamala Harris would make a great Attorney General but not President and out here supporting a white 37 year old inexperienced mayor for President please do us all a favor and just shut the fuck up..

    Black women aren’t second fiddle..

  8. rikyrah says:

    David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) Tweeted:
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  9. rikyrah says:

    The New York Times (@nytimes) Tweeted:
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  10. rikyrah says:

    I Stan for Black Women and Humanity🦋tiredofit10 (@tiredofit10) Tweeted:
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  11. Liza says:

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  12. Liza says:

    The leadership needs to look like the base. Period. And Bloomberg and Steyer need take their billionaire asses on home.

  13. rikyrah says:

    Daryl Sturgis✊🏽 (@darylsturgis) Tweeted:
    Bernie Sanders has had a heart attack, has had 3 major campaign shake-ups and has had his campaign sued for gender discrimination and he hasn’t received one-tenth the bad press Kamala did. Miss me with all these pundits claiming she ran a terrible campaign.

  14. rikyrah says:

    Corey Bu-Shea (@coreybking) Tweeted:
    Kamala is nobody’s consolation prize, so stop suggesting AG or VP. Obama, a president ten times better than the previous 43, and better than anyone currently running, offered her that job, and she turned him down…FOH

  15. rikyrah says:

    Spandan @ TPV (@thepeoplesview) Tweeted:
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  16. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

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