Today’s Christmas Carol: The Christmas Song

The Christmas Song

The Christmas Song was written in 1945 by Bob Wells and Mel Tormé. According to Tormé, it was written during a blistering hot summer in an attempt to stay cool by thinking of winter. It soon became one of the most-preformed Christmas songs.

The lyrics:

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 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 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
Altho’ it’s been said many times
Many ways
“Merry Christmas to you”

A few of my favorite versions:

What Christmas carol would you like to see featured here?

~Kellyn Roth


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