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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

25 Days of Christmas Songs - Day 18 - The Christmas Song

Jazz singer Mel Torme (aka "The Velvet Fog") and lyricist Robert Wells wrote this beautiful Christmas song in July of 1945. Apparently, the two were so hot, they were inspired to write of snow, and Christmas to help cool them down. Nat King Cole went into the studio one year later to record the carol, and The Christmas song has since become one of the most popular Christmas carols ever.

The Christmas Song

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

Everybody knows some tofu 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 gonna 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
Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas to... You!

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