We all have that one song that can instantly make us want to dance, whether it catches us while we’re in the car, prompting us to turn up the radio and sing along, or it lures us into a spontaneous dance party in the comfort of our own homes. The video below features a song that undoubtedly falls into that category.
Performed by preschoolers and kindergarteners, this rendition is nothing short of amazing. Their sheer adorableness and enthusiasm will undoubtedly put you in the holiday spirit. These little performers may be young, but they steal the show in the most innocent and endearing way possible.
These talented kids attend Saint Elizabeth Childcare Facility in Jersey City, New Jersey. While the exact date of the video’s recording remains unclear, it has certainly circulated widely on the internet, and it’s a delightful treasure that has been preserved for posterity.
At the start of their performance, you can see the children standing nervously on stage, likely a bit apprehensive as they gaze out at the audience. The sea of faces might have been intimidating, but it’s equally evident that excitement and eagerness are prevalent among these young stars. Some are busy scanning the audience, trying to spot their family and friends.
As the first notes of “Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree” fill the air, the kids begin to dance. They follow the routine their teacher taught them, which mostly involves standing in place, using expressive arm and hand gestures, and singing along. However, some of the little ones can’t contain their enthusiasm and wholeheartedly embrace the spotlight.
“Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree” is a timeless holiday classic written by Johnny Marks in 1958, and it has been covered by numerous artists over the years. The version chosen for this performance was sung by Brenda Lee, a musical prodigy who launched her career at just ten years old.
This particular rendition infuses the song with a new level of vitality and joy. The boundless energy and love radiating from these children have breathed fresh life into the song, and we can’t help but marvel at their performance. We’re fortunate that their moment was captured on film, allowing us all to share in their infectious holiday spirit.