The Christmas Song

Origin and History | The Christmas Song Lyrics | Youtube Video | Music Sheets


Who hasn’t heard of the famous lines “chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping on your nose” from The Christmas Song which was first made popular by the King Cole Trio during the 1940’s.

Origin and History of “The Christmas Song”

Initially subtitled Merry Christmas to You, this song has surpassed boundaries and is one of America’s most beloved Christmas songs of all time. Like the song Let It Snow (1945), Bob Wells and Mel Tormé, the composers, were also inspired to write The Christmas Song in an attempt to get their minds off the hot summer heat they were experiencing at the time. You might say positive thinking is to blame for the creation of this truly intricate song. But whatever it may be, thousands of people are grateful because it is songs like these that remind us how simple yet meaningful Christmas can be if only we celebrate it with our loved ones.

Aside from the three other renowned versions that Nat King Cole made for the song, many other renditions of the song from numerous artists have become famous like that of Trace Adkins, Christina Aguilera, Clay Aiken, Herb Alpert, Thomas Anders, India.Arie and Stevie Wonder, Aska, Babyface, Tony Bennett, Polly Bergen, Justin Bieber & Usher, Michael Bolton, Toni Braxton, Garth Brooks, James Brown, Les Brown and his Orchestra, Michael Bublé, Kenny Burrell, The Canadian Brass and The Carpenters.

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The Christmas Song Lyrics

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,
Jack Frost nipping on your nose,
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir,
And folks dressed up like Eskimos.

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe,
Help to make the season bright.
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow,
Will find it hard to sleep tonight.

They know that Santa's on his way;
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh.
And every mother's child is going to spy,
To see if reindeer really know how to fly.

And so I'm offering this simple phrase,
To kids from one to ninety-two,
Although its been said many times, many ways,
A very Merry Christmas to you!

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The Christmas Song Youtube Videos

The Christmas Song Frank Sinatra Version
The Christmas Song Toni Braxton Version
The Christmas Song Christina Aguilera Version

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The Christmas Song Music Sheet | Guitar Chords

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