The Christmas Song (Christmas Carol Spotlight)

The Christmas Song (Christmas Carol Spotlight) – “The Christmas Song,” perhaps better known as “Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire,” is a beloved tune co-written in 1945 by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells.

The Christmas Song (Christmas Carol Spotlight)

This Christmas classic became one of the defining performances of Nat King Cole’s career, as he is one of the most popular artists to perform the song and recorded it on at least three separate occasions.

The Christmas Song (Christmas Carol Spotlight) - "The Christmas Song," perhaps better known as "Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire," is a beloved tune co-written in 1945 by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells.
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The song was reportedly penned on a hot July day and the writers had to think cool thoughts to evoke a feeling of the holiday season. This Christmas classic became one of the defining performances of Nat King Cole’s career, as he is one of the most popular artists to perform the song and recorded it on at least three separate occasions.

“The Christmas Song 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.

Although it’s been said many times many ways:

Merry Christmas to you!

Written by Robert Wells & Mel Tormé

Lyrics courtesy of Lyricsforchristmas.com and Metro Creative. HL21A301

Christmas Carol Spotlights

Here are some Christmas Carols or Christmas music spotlights. Check them out!

  1. A-Z of Christmas Music
  2. Auld Lang Syne
  3. Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
  4. The Christmas Song
  5. Deck the Halls
  6. The First Noel
  7. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  8. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
  9. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  10. Jingle Bell Rock
  11. Jingle Bells
  12. Let it Snow!
  13. Little Drummer Boy
  14. O Christmas Tree
  15. O Holy Night
  16. Silent Night
  17. Silver Bells
  18. There’ll be scary ghost stories
  19. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
  20. Winter Wonderland

Be sure to check out these Christmas Songs with Storied Past!

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