There are certainly songs that beg you to sing along and dance. This is one of those.
It’s difficult to know who exactly a performance by kindergartners and pre-schoolers is truly for. Is it for the parents of the kids? Is it for the teachers and staff members? Is it for the kids and their friends? Whatever the answer is, this story of a beautiful Christmas moment is fit for everyone.
This video is the perfect kind of holiday cheer. It has all the things you need for an amazing, classic Christmas performance. Decorated stage? You bet! Iconic Christmas music? Absolutely! Now, all they need are adorable little performers who will steal the show. Check, check, and check!
It’s unclear exactly when these pre-k students at the Saint Elizabeth Child care facility in Jersey City, New Jersey stormed the stage to perform their Christmas song. But, the moment is now captured in time forever.
Ironically, some parents likely had to be coaxed and prodded to go see this performance, but since then hundreds of thousands of people have seen the rendition.
The pre-schoolers look a little nervous when they first take the stage, staring out blankly at the faces of the adults and strangers in the crowd. Some of the kids are excited, craning their necks to find their families and waving when they find the.
Their routine is supposed to be just a choreographed dance performance where the kids use their arms and legs to sway to the music.
However, despite their young age, some of these kids can be seen singing along enthusiastically to the classic Christmas tune that played during their routine. In fact, this song is very apropos for a child’s performance, given that the woman singing it was only 13 years old at the time!
By the age of ten, Brenda Lee was already the breadwinner of her family because she was a musical prodigy. In 1958, songwriter Johnny Marks wrote a song for Lee to perform. He’d had hits with his most recent Christmas songs at the time, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Holly Jolly Christmas.” His newest song was perfect for the famous teen artist, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.”
The song was a smash hit and its position as a Christmas classic is perhaps best cemented by the 1990 film Home Alone in which the main character uses it as the background music during his antics.
Still, the kids brought home the performance with a huge finish, raising their arms high in the air.
One thing we can tell for certain is that during this performance, everyone had fun. The kids are dancing and singing, the parents are dancing and singing, and we can almost bet that you’ll be dancing and singing as well.
You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear this one: