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Taylor Swift: Christmas Tree Farm-Raised

Taylor Swift: Christmas Tree Farm-Raised

Taylor Swift appeared and performed on Friday’s episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The almost-19-year-old country superstar sang her hit song “White Horse” and told a great story about being raised on a Christmas Tree farm.

She shared, “Yes! I did [grow up on a Christmas Tree farm], so this is a good season for me. I was too young to help with the hauling of the trees up the hills and putting them onto cars. So, it was my job to pull off the preying mantis pods off of the Christmas trees. The problem with that is if you leave them on there, people bring them into their house. I forgot to check one time and they hatched all over these people’s house. And there were hundreds of thousands of them. And they had little kids, and they couldn’t kill of them because that’d be a bad Christmas.”

More quotes from the interview at JJJ.

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  • gerard Vandenberg

    The fantasy-life is favourite with americans, folks!!

  • Queenoftrashin

    Big knees and little talent.

  • Julien

    Nice song!!! I’ve never liked country music but then again this doesn’t sound like country music!!!

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  • SWE3T23

    love this performance…………TEAM TAYLOR FOR LIFE!!!!

  • amanda (brasil)

    i hate you taylor!!

  • amanda (brasil)

    i hate you taylor!!

  • emzkles

    she was amazing !
    big fan, big fan ;]

  • barbie

    Lovely song

  • Nicole

    That song is so pretty. Sad and unfortunately releatable for a lot of people, but still very pretty.

  • Lana

    I love her story about the Praying Mantis pods. That’d be terrifying though. Those bugs are scary! I love that song, too. I’m glad she decided to make it a single.

  • sillyme

    That’s a great song. I don’t think she’s a particularly great singer, but she writes or co-writes the prettiest songs. I’ll take that over a singer with a big voice any day.

  • Emily

    I love Taylor. :D I think she did well. She sounded a bit hoarse through some of it. But she’s very talented.

  • Moosh

    Taylor Swift: Christmas Tree Farm-Raised – rofl jared. Thats one awful title.

  • claire

    taylor is amazing!! she did so great.

    i love her because she’s so nice to her fans

  • LYDIA t

    I think she was snubbed big time at the Grammy. She at least should get one nomination. They chose Carrie over Taylor, what a big mistake.

  • amber

    Taylor wasn’t nominated because Fearless came out after the cut off date to be nominated. She will be up for a lot next year.

    I agree she doesn’t have the strongest voice but she does write beautiful songs. For being so young she is beyond talented when it comes to writing.

  • Tory

    I’m a huge fan of Taylor’s!!
    She’s amazing and I love this song. I think she has a beautiful voice and an immense amount of talent. She has a long career ahead of her.
    Haters…go away

    TEAM TAYLOR. for life

  • Angela!!

    i love taylor alison swift!!!!

    she is AMAZZINGGGG
    she is my favorite person in this whole wide world.

    im gunna be her best friend someday….

  • smoking is bad

    i thought she sung amazingly
    i love her

  • sarah

    I love Taylor Swift, she’s a great role model, and very talented.

  • tom

    She writes nice songs. She’s got a lot of talent and I hope all the best for her! She looks like a real sweet girl.

  • anna

    are you clueless?
    Any one her saw hew performance, slaughtering “im sorry” and then slaughtering her own song both at the cmas and white horse at teh grammy thing, would know she has no business winning or being nominated for anything
    Her songs may be penned by her, btu they are shallow,and literally about hte same thing. White horse is good, but she cant sing it live.
    She embarassed country musi at the tgrammy thing, she can not sing. Her voice obviously gets doctered.

    She has not presence on stage, she belongs sining in hs talent competitions not getting any grammys.

  • anonymous

    I hate Taylor. She can’t sing and she’s ugly.

    I don’t know what all the hype is about.
    She’s annoying and has a disgusting personality.

  • chaucee

    She gave a very good performance! And the song is really lyrically interesting.

  • melissa

    I had the honest of meeting her, before she was really famous, and she’s the nicest girl you will ever met. So kind, so funny, so nice! I love her Taylor

  • Cynthia

    They chose Underdog over Taylor at the grammy awards. The grammys should be boycotted, wait….. Underdog is known for throwing her weight around when it comes to her getting her way, remember the cmt awards 08, Jessica wasn’t nominated and she was a no show! What if she had something to do with Taylor being snubbed, I wouldn’t be surprised if she had her hand in this!

  • aLICIA

    I think Taylor is an amazing artist. I love how raw her talent is and she doesn’t need to rely on a big voice to sell her songs.
    A lot of artists have to rely on their voices because they don’t write their own songs. There are plenty of singer/songwriters who don’t have huge voices.
    Brad Paisley said it best when he said Taylor’s voice is honest and you can hear her heart and emotion in her songs. She doesn’t need to rely on a big circus of a show because she wrote these songs and she is singing them from the heart. She has fans because she lets them in each and every time she performs.

  • Jake t

    Taylor Swift is awesome. End of Story. I’d date her anytime.

  • amber

    i really love you girl and i think your awesome!!

  • amber

    her dress is amazing. please tell me who designed it?? thanks!!

  • izzy

    another awesome performance by taylor

  • Rebecca

    Taylor Swift cannot sing. She only has hype because she broke up with Joe Jonas. She’s not pretty, either, she looks like a funny looking cat with a bad weave.

  • Rebecca

    Taylor cannot sing. She’s so plain looking, too. She looks like a funny looking cat with a bad weave.

  • Cory

    Taylor Swift is beyond awesome! She really is an amazing song writer for her age. So happy for her well deserved success! Go Taylor!

  • delia

    funny thing is…. there are no christmas tree farms in her hometown…. oops…