If you’re like me, Christmas wouldn’t be complete without the timeless and nostalgic melodies of classic holiday songs. Growing up, I cherished the old-fashioned hits that my parents played, like Mariah Carey and Wham!, which always brought back warm memories. However, when I stumbled upon Carrie Underwood’s rendition of “The Little Drummer Boy,” I was instantly filled with a sense of joy and nostalgia.
“The Little Drummer Boy” is a beloved Christmas carol that has stood the test of time. Its lyrics are said to date back to a traditional Czech carol, and the modern version we know today was written by Katherine K. Davis in 1941. This timeless song has been covered by legendary artists such as Bing Crosby, Johnny Cash, and even Justin Bieber, each bringing their own unique charm to it.
But what makes Carrie Underwood’s rendition from 2020 so special is her collaboration with her then-5-year-old son, Isaiah. Carrie Underwood, a country music icon, has consistently captivated and charmed audiences throughout her career. When she announced the release of her Christmas album, fans couldn’t contain their excitement.
Carrie’s album features a magical blend of classic holiday songs and original compositions. However, the highlight, in my opinion, is the 11th track, “The Little Drummer Boy.” In this heartwarming duet, Carrie and Isaiah deliver an enchanting performance that is sure to touch your heart and evoke a feeling of childlike wonder.
But don’t just take my word for it. Experience the magic yourself by watching the video below and immersing yourself in the incredible rendition of “The Little Drummer Boy” by Carrie Underwood and her son Isaiah.