The Christmas Song Lyrics by Nat King Cole


Nat King Cole Lyrics

The Christmas Song Lyrics

The Christmas Song Info:

• "The Christmas Song" (commonly subtitled "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire" or, as it was originally subtitled, "Merry Christmas to You") is a classic Christmas song written in 1945 by Robert Wells and Mel Tormé.

• According to Tormé, the song was written in July during a blistering hot summer. In an effort to "stay cool by thinking cool", the most-performed (according to BMI) Christmas song was born."

• The Nat King Cole Trio first recorded the song in June 1946. At Cole's behest – and over the objections of his label, Capitol Records – a second recording was made in August utilizing a small string section, this version becoming a massive hit on both the pop and R&B charts.

• Cole's 1961 version is generally regarded as definitive, and in 2004 was the most-loved seasonal song with women aged 30–49, while the original 1946 recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1974.
-Wikipedia-

From the Album:
The Christmas Song

Released:
1945

Genres:
Christmas

Length:
3:12

Writers:
Robert Wells and Mel Tormé.

Producers:
Published by Burke and Van Heusen


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