Christmas Tree Farm: Song Meaning, Lyrics, & Easter Eggs

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift’s “Christmas Tree Farm” dropped as a surprise single at midnight on December 6. Swift announced the release of the song and accompanying music video just a day before, explaining on Twitter that she’d written the song over the previous weekend and didn’t want to wait a year to release it.

Swift tweeted, “When in doubt, ask the itty bitty pretty kitty committee. When they shun you with silence, ambivalence, and judgmental brush offs… just put the song out anyway. NEW XMAS SONG AND VIDEO (made from home videos) OUT TONIGHT #ChristmasTreeFarm”

If there’s one thing that excites Swifties, it’s the knowledge that they’re going to access private footage of Swift’s life.

Here’s what you need to know:


Christmas Tree Farm Lyrics: ‘Take Me Back to That Little Farm

Taylor Swift – Christmas Tree FarmOfficial music video for "Christmas Tree Farm" performed by Taylor Swift. Stream / download the song: https://taylor.lnk.to/XMASTreeFarmID ►Subscribe to Taylor Swift on YouTube: https://ts.lnk.to/subscribe ►Exclusive Merch: https://store.taylorswift.com ►Follow Taylor Swift online: Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/taylorswift Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/taylorswift Tumblr: http://taylorswift.tumblr.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/taylorswift13 Website: http://www.taylorswift.com ►Follow Taylor Nation online: Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/taylornation Tumblr: http://taylornation.tumblr.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/taylornation13 Directed and produced by…2019-12-06T05:00:10.000Z

Here are the full lyrics to Christmas Tree Farm:

My winter nights are taken up by static
Stress and holiday shopping traffic
But I close my eyes and I’m somewhere else
Just like magic

[Verse 1]
In my heart is a Christmas tree farm
Where the people would come
To dance under sparkles and lights
Bundled up in their mittens and coats
And the cider would flow
And I just wanna be there tonight

[Pre-Chorus]
Sweet dreams of holly and ribbon
Mistakes are forgiven
And everything is icy and blue
And you would be there too

[Chorus]
Under the mistletoe
Watching the fire glow
And telling me, “I love you”
Just being in your arms
Takes me back to that little farm
Where every wish comes true

[Verse 2]
In my heart is a Christmas tree farm
There’s a light in the barn
We run inside out from the cold
In the town, kids are dreaming of sleighs
And they’re warm and they’re safe
They wake to see a blanket of snow

[Pre-Chorus]
Sweet dreams of holly and ribbon
Mistakes are forgiven
And everything is icy and blue
And you would be there too

[Chorus]
Under the mistletoe
Watching the fire glow
And telling me, “I love you”
Just being in your arms
Takes me back to that little farm
Where every wish comes true
Baby, yeah

[Bridge]
And when I’m feeling alone
You remind me of home
Oh, baby, baby, Merry Christmas
And when the world isn’t fair
I pretend that we’re there
Baby, baby, Merry Christmas (To you)
[Chorus]
Under the mistletoe (To you)
Watching the fire glow
And telling me, “I love you”

[Outro]
Oh, baby, baby, Merry Christmas
Oh, baby, baby, Merry Christmas (Darling)
Oh, baby, baby, Merry Christmas
I love you
Oh, baby, baby, Merry Christmas
Oh, baby, baby, Merry Christmas (I just want you to know)
Oh, baby, baby, Merry Christmas
Make every wish come true
I love you


Christmas Tree Farm Song Meaning

Taylor Swift – Christmas Tree Farm (Lyric Video)Official lyric video for "Christmas Tree Farm" performed by Taylor Swift. Stream / download the song now: https://taylor.lnk.to/XMASTreeFarmID ►Subscribe to Taylor Swift on YouTube: https://ts.lnk.to/subscribe ►Exclusive Merch: https://store.taylorswift.com ►Follow Taylor Swift online: Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/taylorswift Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/taylorswift Tumblr: http://taylorswift.tumblr.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/taylorswift13 Website: http://www.taylorswift.com ►Follow Taylor Nation online: Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/taylornation Tumblr: http://taylornation.tumblr.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/taylornation13 #TaylorSwift #ChristmasTreeFarm Music…2019-12-06T05:00:06.000Z

Swift’s first foray into Christmas music since her Christmas EP seems to be pretty straightforward. It talks about the Christmas tree farm in Reading, Pennsylvania she grew up on with her parents and brother, Austin, prior to moving to Nashville to pursue a songwriting career.

Swift sings, “Takes me back to that little farm
Where every wish comes true”

In the tweet releasing the song, Swift wrote, “I actually did grow up on a Christmas tree farm. In a gingerbread house, deep within the yummy gummy gumdrop forest. Where, funnily enough, this song is their national anthem.”

In 2016, Swift returned to her old home with Voguetelling the magazine that she hadn’t returned in over a decade, since she’d left with her family at 14 years old. She said of the visit, “It’s such a surreal, emotional thing. When you’re a little kid, you’re riding the same roads to school every single day, hundreds of times. When you come back, you snap into that strange nostalgia.”


Christmas Tree Farm Easter Eggs: Who’s in the Video?

Taylor Swift – The Best DayMusic video by Taylor Swift performing The Best Day. (C) 2009 Big Machine Records, LLC New single ME! (feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco) available now. Download here: https://TaylorSwift.lnk.to/MeYD ►Exclusive Merch: https://store.taylorswift.com ►Follow Taylor Swift Online Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/taylorswift Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/taylorswift Tumblr: http://taylorswift.tumblr.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/taylorswift13 Website: http://www.taylorswift.com ►Follow Taylor Nation Online Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/taylornation Tumblr:…2009-06-16T21:55:48.000Z

Swifties might be disappointed to see that Swift’s boyfriend, Joe Alwyn, does not appear in any home videos in Christmas Tree Farm. Instead, all of the videos appear to be from Swift’s early years.

Swift’s mother, Andrea, appears prominently in the home videos, as does her father, Scott, and her brother, Austin. In one video clip, a young Swift receives a guitar as a Christmas gift, one of the only moments of the video that offers up greater symbolism beyond general festivity for the holiday season.

Jason Gay of Vogue described Swift’s hometown area in similarly festive fashion when he visited it in 2016. Gay wrote, “This area around Reading and its adjacent town, Wyomissing, is rich with pastoral roads marked by open fields and stone homes, and the kind of rolling countryside that makes you want to saddle up and ride a horse—which Swift did as a child.”

Perhaps intentionally, the only other music video Swift has ever released with home videos is The Best Daywhich was released on the Fearless album and depicts the same period of Swift’s life.