Taylor Swift drops 'Christmas Tree Farm' song as homage to childhood

Carla Harmon
December 6, 2019

As Swift explains in an Instagram caption, "I actually did grow up on a Christmas tree farm".

Following a number of Easter Eggs in her videos released earlier this year, including "You Need To Calm Down", Taylor hinted at a Christmas song by including a large Christmas tree and some gift-wrapped presents in a behind-the-scenes look of "Lover". Titled "Christmas Tree Farm" - and reportedly written less than a week ago - it is accompanied by a music video that features home footage of a curly-haired young Swift basking in the glow of Xmas tree lights, sitting on Santa's lap, playing in the snow and unwrapping a guitar.

It's been an even more eventful week for Swift when you factor in the reveal of her Netflix documentary, Taylor Swift: Miss Americana, which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2020.

Swift said the new song and video would be out Thursday night but didn't give a specific time.

The song is aptly titled "Christmas Tree Farm", as that's where the songstress grew up.

The new song will drop at 6pm Friday New Zealand time.

"I've just written a Christmas song". The musician has been very vocal about her mission to re-record her masters, which can't happen until the tail end of next year, but this legal hold-up clearly isn't stopping her from releasing new music.

Taylor Swift is giving her fans a dose of holiday cheer. She'll release it with a homemade video starring her cats, Meredith, Benjamin and Olivia. "So, uh, I don't know what to do".

She then turned the camera onto her cat.

"When in doubt, ask the itty bitty pretty kitty committee", Swift wrote alongside the video. It's Swift's first holiday release since 2007's The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection.

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