If you’re anything like me, you probably have a list of cherished Christmas classics that bring back nostalgic memories. I grew up listening to the old-fashioned hits, like Mariah Carey and Wham!, that my parents loved. So, when I first heard Carrie Underwood’s version of “The Little Drummer Boy,” I couldn’t help but feel warm and fuzzy inside.
“The Little Drummer Boy” is undeniably a timeless hit. Its lyrics are said to have originated from a traditional Czech carol, with the modern version we know today being written by Katherine K. Davis in 1941. Over the years, it has been covered by the likes of Bing Crosby, Johnny Cash, and even Justin Bieber. Each rendition brings its own unique charm to this beloved Christmas song.
However, there is something truly special about Carrie Underwood’s rendition from 2020, where she collaborated with her then-5-year-old son, Isaiah. Carrie Underwood is a country music icon who has consistently captivated and charmed audiences throughout her career. When she announced that she was releasing a Christmas album, fans were filled with excitement and anticipation.
Carrie’s album featured a magical combination of both classic holiday songs and original compositions. But the highlight, for me at least, is the 11th track, “The Little Drummer Boy.” In this heartwarming duet, Carrie and her son Isaiah deliver an enchanting performance that will surely touch your heart.
Don’t just take my word for it, though. Check out the video below to experience their incredible rendition of “The Little Drummer Boy”: