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Brenda Lee's "Rockin'" eyes the top of Billboard chart

Brenda Lee performing.

Brenda Lee rockin' earlier this year. Photo: Allen Clark/NBC via Getty Images

Move over, Mariah.

  • Nashville's own Brenda Lee is vying to take her Christmas anthem to the top of the charts this year.

Driving the news: Lee's 1958 recording of "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" has been a holiday classic for decades, and each season it has reliably climbed into the upper echelon of the Billboard charts. (It's currently at No. 8 on the Hot 100 and is expected to vault higher next week.)