On This Winter's Night

Album: A Merry Little Christmas (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This song from country music group Lady A's Christmas EP, A Merry Little Christmas, was co-written by Tom Douglas, who also collaborated on the trio's past singles "I Run To You" and "Hello World."
  • Lady A's Dave Haywood told Billboard magazine that for this song, he and bandmates Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley, "tried to take some of our Christmas memories, and some of the things we remember from the holiday season, and put them into a song. It was definitely a new experience for us; we'd never written a Christmas song, really, before. But it was a lot of fun trying to look at what we do and how we spend the holidays and take that feeling and put it into a song."
  • In addition to this track, A Merry Little Christmas features the trio's version of five holiday favorites, including a rendition of "Silver Bells." "We recorded all of this in July," Haywood recalled to Billboard magazine, "so it was a little bit peculiar being in the studio in the middle of July in Nashville, Tennessee, 100 degrees outside, sweating, and doing a Christmas record. But we had a great time doing it. We had the studio all decorated... We brought everything we had from our houses and decorated and tried to get into the spirit. It was a fun experience."

    Lady A isn't the first artist that needed to artificially re-create a winter scene to get in the Christmas spirit. Brenda Lee recorded her classic "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" help from air conditioning.
  • A Merry Little Christmas is sold exclusively through Target stores, in the US.

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