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Taylor Swift Grew Up on a Christmas Tree Farm in Pennsylvania

It almost seems like there was never a time before Taylor Swift was a massively successful country artist turned pop star, but she didn't actually move to Nashville to pursue her music career until she was 14. Originally, her childhood home was in Reading, Pennsylvania on an 11-acre Christmas tree farm. Though her family sold the farm when they moved to Tennessee, it was an important part of her childhood, especially around the holidays.

Her father purchased Pine Ridge Farm from a client and operated it when he wasn't working at his finance day job for Merrill Lynch. The experience was so special to Swift that last year she wrote a Christmas song about it. Longtime Swifties know how quickly the singer-songwriter can pull together a song, and she wrote, recorded, and released the song to fans in 6 days. That's right, "Christmas Tree Farm" came together in under a week.

Swift even released a feel-good music video with her holiday song that was comprised of old home movies showing the Swift family on their former Pennsylvania farm. Her parents Scott and Andrea were both featured as well as her younger brother Austin. You see footage of the family coming together to open presents on Christmas morning as well as playing around in the snow and walking through the uncut Christmas trees. Just watching the footage makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. When Swift released her new song last year, Santa definitely came early for fans eagerly awaiting new music following her successful seventh studio album Lover

"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."

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Despite her cheeky tweet, we know the Grammy winner grew up on an actual Christmas tree farm, not something out of the movie Elf. The superstar told Elle Taiwan that growing up on the farm made Christmas her favorite holiday.

"Christmas is my most anticipated holiday. When Christmas is over, I'll start the countdown to see how long it is before the next Christmas. In September, I'll begin to celebrate Christmas by buying gifts for my friends, decorating the house, like if Christmas has come early. I am fascinated by this holiday, I grew up in a Christmas tree farm, so I like the spirit."

Between the adorable home videos and the upbeat melody, "Christmas Tree Farm" is definitely one of Swift's best holiday songs. It just feels like the season but makes you want to sing along with your friends and family. This actually wasn't the first Christmas song that Swift has recorded. She previously released The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection in 2008 that included covers of multiple popular seasonal tunes including "Last Christmas" and "Silent Night." Hopefully Swift releases more content in the future inspired by her upbringing on the farm, it seems like it was a place where the family enjoyed many happy memories together.

"Christmas Tree Farm" Lyrics

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
In my heart is a Christmas tree farm
Where the people would come
To dance under sparkling lights
Bundled up in their mittens and coats
And the cider would flow
And I just wanna be there tonight
Sweet dreams of holly and ribbon
Mistakes are forgiven
And everything is icy and blue
And you would be there too
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
In my heart is a Christmas tree farm
There's a light in the barn
We'd 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
Sweet dreams of holly and ribbon
Mistakes are forgiven
And everything is icy and blue
And you would be there too
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)
And when I'm feeling alone
You remind me of home
Oh baby, baby, Merry Christmas
And when the world isn't fair
I'll pretend that we're there
Baby, baby, Merry Christmas
To you
Under the mistletoe (to you)
Watching the fire glow
And telling me, "I love you"
Baby, baby, Merry Christmas
Oh baby, baby, Merry Christmas (darling)
Baby, baby, Merry Christmas
'Cause I love you
Oh baby, baby, Merry Christmas
Oh baby, baby, Merry Christmas
Oh baby, baby, Merry Christmas
May your every wish come true
I love you

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Taylor Swift Grew Up on a Christmas Tree Farm in Pennsylvania