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Christmas Songs, Carols & Words
The Christmas Song

(1946; aka "Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire"
or "Merry Christmas To You" )

Fun Facts AboutThe Christmas Song

This song was written on a summer day when the authors were trying to "stay cool by thinking cool".  It must have been very hot because they wrote it in only 40 minutes!  Mel Tormé ("The Velvet Fog") wrote this song when he was only 19. The most popular version of this song was sung by Nat "King" Cole.

Who wroteThe Christmas Song?

Words written by:  Robert Wells/Mel Torme
Music composed by:  Mel Torme

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1946; aka "Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire"
or "Merry Christmas To You"
Words:  Robert Wells/Mel Torme   Music:  Mel Torme

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 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"


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Merry Christmas!


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