Lady Antebellum Perform ‘A Holly Jolly Christmas’ on ‘CMA Country Christmas’
Lady Antebellum put their spin on the holiday classic 'A Holly Jolly Christmas' during the 2012 'CMA Country Christmas' special on ABC. The trio harmonized and infused the song with a bit of country music style, though they also incorporated an orchestra and a brass section, which gave the classic a bit of an old-time big band feel during the bridge.
Lady A sang the cheerful tune while fake snow drifted down from the ceiling on the indoor trees. They wrapped up the performance by teasing a lyric from another song, "Santa Claus is coming to town."
'A Holly Jolly Christmas' was written by Johnny Marks and made famous by Burl Ives in 1965. The song is the opening track on Lady Antebellum's Christmas album 'On This Winter's Night,' which hit stores in October and has been certified gold.
Before the performance, the vocalists shared some of their favorite holiday memories. Hillary Scott recalled getting up at 4AM on Christmas morning as a kid. Dave Haywood said he would get up by 7 every year. Charles Kelley's favorite memory was when he proposed to his wife on Christmas morning -- something he'll never be able to top.
Watch Lady Antebellum Perform, 'A Holly Jolly Christmas'