NBC Insider Exclusive

Create a free profile to get unlimited access to exclusive show news, updates, and more!

Sign Up For Free to View
NBC Insider America's Got Talent

Darci Lynne's Voice Stuns Again Covering "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"

The America's Got Talent Season 12 Winner totally nailed the holiday classic back in 2018. 

By Jackie Manno

Back in 2018, Darci Lynne had an NBC Christmas special called My Hometown Christmas Special, and she performed several holiday favorites during it, including "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree."

How to Watch

Watch AGT on NBC and Peacock

The America's Got Talent Season 12 winner's stunning voice shone through on her cover. She even offered a slight country twang to the song that made it her own. 

Listen to Lynne's rendition here

RELATED: Darci Lynne's Silky-Smooth Cover of The Eagles' "Witchy Woman" Will Give You Chills

What to know about "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" by Brenda Lee

"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" was written by Johnny Marks (who also penned Christmas classics such as "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "A Holly Jolly Christmas")  and the song was recorded by singer Brenda Lee when she was only 13 in 1958.

"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" reached the number-14 position on the Billboard charts in 1960 and regained popularity in 1990 when it was featured in the hit film Home Alone

In 2023, Lee's version of "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" peaked at the number-one position on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, 65 years after its release. At age 79, Lee became the oldest person to have a number-one single. 

On December 7, Lee joined country legend Wynonna Judd during NBC's Christmas at the Opry special for an upbeat performance of "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" that'll get you in the holiday spirit. 

"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" has since been covered by Kelly Clarkson, Kacey Musgraves, Camila Cabello, Justin Bieber, LeAnn Rimes, Meghan Trainor, Gavin DeGraw, Jessie J, She & Him, Michael Buble, Carly Rae Jepsen, and more. 

RELATED: Darci Lynne's a Cappella Cover of Taylor Swift's "Lover" Proves She's a Vocal Powerhouse

Darci Lynne And Oscar on Americas Got Talent

"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" by Brenda Lee lyrics

Rockin' around the Christmas tree
At the Christmas party hop
Mistletoe hung where you can see
Every couple tries to stop
Rockin' around the Christmas tree
Let the Christmas spirit ring
Later we'll have some pumpkin pie
And we'll do some caroling

You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear
Voices singing, let's be jolly
Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Rockin' around the Christmas tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone dancin' merrily
In the new old-fashioned way

You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear
Voices singing, let's be jolly
Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Rockin' around the Christmas tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone dancin' merrily
In the new old-fashioned way