Mariah Carey Sends Brenda Lee Congratulatory Flowers as 'Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree' Hits No. 1

Lee's holiday hit claimed the No. 1 slot for the first time, 65 years after its release

<p>Michael Buckner/Penske Media via Getty, ason Kempin/Getty</p> Mariah Carey; Brenda Lee

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Mariah Carey; Brenda Lee

Christmas queens need to stick together.

On Thursday, Mariah Carey sent Brenda Lee flowers after her holiday hit "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time.

Lee, 78, shared a photo of the bouquet on X (formerly known as Twitter) with a caption reading, "Thank you for your sweet note, @MariahCarey! Wishing you the merriest Christmas, too!"

The card from Carey, 54, read, "Dearest Ms. Brenda, congratulations on your historic No. 1. Have a Merry Christmas. Love, Mariah.”

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Lee claimed the No. 1 spot earlier this month, 65 years after its debut.

In doing so, Lee broke many records — including those held by Carey and her mega hit "All I Want for Christmas Is You" — as her hit became the third holiday No. 1 ever to be featured on the Hot 100, per a press release.

<p>Brenda Lee/X</p> Brenda Lee flowers

Brenda Lee/X

Brenda Lee flowers

This marks Lee's third No. 1 hit in her career. She earned her first No. 1 with her 1960 single “I’m Sorry."

Lee was just 13 years old when she recorded the Johnny Marks-penned hit debut, and at 78, she's now the oldest woman to top the Hot 100, surpassing previous record-holders Cher for "Believe" when she was 52 and Carey for "All I Want for Christmas Is You" at 53.

In a press release statement, Lee called the song's latest achievement "amazing."

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"I cannot believe that ‘Rockin’’ has hit No. 1 65 years after it was released, this is just so special!" she said. "Thank you to the team at UMG/UMe who worked so hard to celebrate the song’s anniversary this year. But most importantly, thank you to the fans who keep listening."

Lee continued: "The song came out when I was a young teenager and now to know that it has resonated with multiple generations and continues to resonate — it is one of the best gifts I have ever received. Keep on Rockin’ and Merry Christmas!”

The "We Belong Together" singer has also been in full-fledged Christmas spirit. Earlier this month, she released a music video to "All I Want for Christmas Is You" with live tour footage. Carey is also traveling across the country on her holiday tour, which will wrap on Dec. 17 in New York City.

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