Sunday, February 20, 2022

The Christmas Song

We just learned about the Go Tell It on the Mountain.

Another famous Christmas song is called The Christmas Song, but a lot of people call it Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.

This was written in 1945 by famous song write Robert Wells, and famous singer Mel Tormé.
One year during a hot summer day in July Mel Tormé was over at his friend Robert Well's house and saw a notepad with some song lyrics about Christmas on it.
It was such a hot day he thought maybe if he helped finish the lyrics and wrote the music, just the thoughts of winter time might help him cool off.

The song that most people know on the radio was sung by famous artist Nat King Cole.

(from: wikipedia - the christmas song)

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