Carrie Underwood and 5-year-old son deliver heartwarming rendition of “The Little Drummer Boy” in charming duet

If your upbringing resembled mine, your family likely had its own cherished and established selection of Christmas classics.

My parents leaned towards the timeless Christmas hits, reserving a strict no-entry policy for the likes of Mariah Carey and Wham! Consequently, I hold a special affection for those enduring ballads that have weathered the decades and evoke nostalgic sentiments whenever they grace the airwaves.

That’s perhaps why I felt a heartwarming glow the first time I experienced Carrie Underwood’s rendition of “The Little Drummer Boy,” performed as a touching duet with her young son.

“The Little Drummer Boy” is undeniably a perennial favorite, a sentiment I believe many would concur with. Legend has it that the lyrics of this tune trace back to a traditional Czech carol, with the version we know today attributed to Katherine K. Davis in 1941.

Like any beloved Christmas classic, it has undergone various covers throughout the years, featuring interpretations by renowned artists such as Bing Crosby, Johnny Cash, and even Justin Bieber.

Determining the ultimate version of this cherished musical piece is subjective, varying based on individual tastes. Nevertheless, it remains a bona fide classic for a reason, with each rendition holding its own appeal.

Yet, I cannot deny the overwhelming warmth I felt upon hearing Carrie Underwood’s 2020 cover, where she collaborated with her then-5-year-old son, Isaiah.

For those unfamiliar – though we hope there are few – Carrie Underwood is a country music icon who has consistently captivated and charmed audiences throughout her career.

When she announced her 2020 album centered around everyone’s beloved festive season, Christmas, the excitement among her fans was nothing short of palpable.

The album featured a enchanting mix of Christmas standards and original compositions crafted by Carrie herself. However, the standout track, at least in my opinion, was the 11th one – you guessed it: “The Little Drummer Boy.”

In this truly special duet, Carrie collaborated with her son Isaiah, who fearlessly took on the challenge of delivering the iconic vocals and exceeded all expectations.