The song of the day for Friday, December 24, 2021, the eleventh day of The Twelve Days of a Tony Bennett Christmas, is “O Christmas Tree.”
About This Song
Also known as “O Tannenbaum,” this song is based on a 16th-century German folk song. Originally, the lyric was not specifically about Christmas, but about the “evergreen” qualities of the fir tree and dealt with faithless love.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “O Christmas Tree” for his 2008 album A Swingin’ Christmas. The lovely arrangement is by Lee Musiker; Monty Alexander plays piano, beautifully.
“O Christmas Tree,” as well as A Swingin’ Christmas is available on Apple Music.