Here's a fun fact for the non-Taylor Swift superfans out there: In 2007, fresh off her success with her 2006 debut country album Taylor Swift, Swift released a six-song Christmas album exclusively through Target. (It was later re-released wide in Dec. 2008.) In honor of Christmas and Throwback Thursday, we're looking back at Swift's Christmas EP The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection.
In addition to Swift putting a country (and particularly youthful) spin on classics like "Last Christmas," the release is most notable as another early example of Swift's songwriting abilities. The album features two original songs: "Christmases When You Were Mine," where she is credited as a co-writer for a contemplative tune about missing an ex-boyfriend at Christmas, and "Christmas Must Be Something More," a Swift original about the meaning of the holiday.