It may not even be Halloween yet, but Kelly Clarkson‘s already got us hitting the fast-forward buttons on our calendars. Her Christmas album, Wrapped In Red, hits stores October 29th, but today, Clarkson spoiled her fans with an early Christmas gift. The pop-country dynamo unwrapped “Underneath the Tree” on her official Vevo account a day after taking to Twitter to spotlight the Christmas single’s omg-adorable lyrics.
While the lyrics are cute in their cursive print on festive red stationery, it’s the toe-tapping melody, sleigh bells, perfect saxophone solo and unmatched vocals that make “Underneath the Tree” sound like an insta-classic. Clarkson sings as though she’s got the Hallelujah Chorus, Santa’s entire workshop and the little girl from Love Actually (forget Mariah!) trapped within her vocal chords, and we mean that in the absolute best way possible. Frankly, she “sleighs” it. (badum!)
Enough from us, you just have to listen:
Clarkson will be filming a Christmas special at the Venetian in Las Vegas on October 30th, and already-announced guests include Reba McEntire and Trisha Yearwood. The show, Kelly Clarkson’s (Cautionary) Christmas Tale, will air following The Voice on December 10th or fans can grab tickets to the live taping here.
And if you can’t get enough Christmas in October from Clarkson, she revealed a STUNNING rendition of “White Christmas” earlier this week.