The track was recorded at London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios with a new arrangement backed by a 70-piece orchestra including strings, horns, and sleigh bells.
“This new version is amazing because it feels like it’s that more sort of laid-back Christmas feel of doing all your shopping and relaxing by a fire,” Swift said in a behind-the-scenes clip. “It’s definitely a little bit more of that old-school Christmas song feel.”
Swift first released “Christmas Tree Farm” in 2019, along with a nostalgic music video that featured home video footage shot by her parents during the holidays.
The track marked her first original holiday music since she put out the Christmas EP The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection in October 2007.
Swifties worldwide have plenty of reasons to celebrate. Her 10-minute version of “All Too Well,” which appears on Red (Taylor’s Version), has reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It’s the longest song to ever do so, besting a several-decades-long record held by Don McLean’s classic “American Pie.”
On Twitter, Swift celebrated the news with a “FERAL SCREECH,” going on to thank the studio team that helped her create the extended version of “All Too Well” and handed over all the credit for its success to her fans.
Earlier this month, Swift stormed in at No.1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart dated Nov. 27 with Red (Taylor’s Version), her re-recording of her 2012 album, Red, which led the list for seven weeks in 2012-13.
The new 30-track release, which adds a bevy of previously unheard “From the Vault” songs, gives Swift a milestone 10th No.1 on the chart, making her just the second woman with 10 or more No.1s in the chart’s 65-year history. Barbra Streisand has the most No.1s among women, with 11.
Red (Taylor’s Version) earned 605,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Nov. 18, according to MRC Data. That marks the second-largest week of the year, trailing only the debut frame of Drake’s Certified Lover Boy, which racked up 613,000 units in the week ending Sept. 9. Red (Taylor’s Version) also launches with the best week of the year in terms of traditional album sales: 369,000.