Hard Candy Christmas by Carol Hall

Hard Candy Christmas by Carol Hall (1936-)

Carol Hall is an American composer and lyricist, born in Abilene, Texas. Hall is best known for composing the music and lyrics for the Broadway stage musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1978, adapted as a film in 1982). Her other major works include the unsuccessful Broadway sequel The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public (1994), as well as the stage play To Whom It May Concern.
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Nuttin For Christmas by Roy Bennett and Sid Tepper

Nuttin For Christmasby Roy Bennett and Sid Tepper

“Nuttin’ for Christmas” is a novelty Christmas song written by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett. It became a hit during the 1955 Christmas season when the song showed up on Billboard’s pop charts by a total of five different artists. The highest-charting of the five recordings was released by Art Mooney and His Orchestra, with seven-year-old Barry Gordon as lead vocalist; this version peaked at #6 and became a million-seller. Another notable version was performed by Stan Freberg (with Daws Butler appearing as a burglar helped by the kid at the end). Other charting versions were recorded by The Fontane Sisters, Joe Ward, and Ricky Zahnd and the Blue Jeaners.
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Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon Yoko Ono

Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon Yoko Ono

“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” is a song written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono and released in 1971 as a single by John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir.
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Caroling Caroling by Alfred Burt

Caroling Caroling by Alfred Burt (1920-1954)

Alfred Shaddick Burt was an American jazz musician who is best known for composing the music for fifteen Christmas carols between 1942 and 1954. Only one of the carols was performed in public outside his immediate family circle during his lifetime.
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The Christmas Song by Mel Torme and Robert Wells

The Christmas Song by Mel Torme and Robert Wells

“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 1944 by musician, composer, and vocalist Mel Tormé (nicknamed in the music industry as “The Velvet Fog”) and Bob Wells. According to Tormé, the song was written during a blistering hot summer. In an effort to “stay cool by thinking cool,” the most-performed (according to BMI) Christmas song was born.
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Do You Hear What I Hear by Noel Regney and Gloria Shayne

Do You Hear What I Hear by Noel Regney and Gloria Shayne

“Do You Hear What I Hear?” is a Christmas song written in October 1962 with lyrics by Noël Regney and music by Gloria Shayne Baker. The pair were married at the time, and wrote it as a plea for peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis. It has sold tens of millions of copies and has been covered by hundreds of artists.
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I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus by Tommie Connor

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus by Tommie Connor (1904-1993)

“I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” is an American Christmas song with music and lyrics by Tommie Connor. The original recording by Jimmy Boyd on 15 July 1952 when he was 13 [1] reached #1 on the Billboard charts in December 1952, and on the Cash Box chart at the beginning of the following year. The song was commissioned by Saks Fifth Avenue to promote the store’s Christmas card for the year, which featured an original sketch by artist Perry Barlow, who drew for The New Yorker for many decades.
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Christmas is by Percy Faith

Christmas is by Percy Faith (1908-1976)

Percy Faith was a Canadian-born American bandleader, orchestrator, composer and conductor, known for his lush arrangements of pop and Christmas standards. He is often credited[by whom?] with creating the “easy listening” or “mood music” format which became staples of American popular music in the 1950s and continued well into the 1960s. Though his professional orchestra-leading career began at the height of the swing era,
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Jingle Bell Rock by Joe Beal and Jim Boothe

Jingle Bell Rock by Joe Beal (1900–1967) and Jim Boothe (1917–1976)

“Jingle Bell Rock” is the name of a popular Christmas song first released by Bobby Helms in 1957. It has received frequent airplay in the United States during every Christmas time since then. “Jingle Bell Rock” was composed by Joseph Carleton Beal, and James Ross Boothe. Beal was a Massachusetts-born public relations man and longtime resident of South Ocean Avenue in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Boothe was a Texas writer in the advertising business
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You’re All I Want for Christmas by Glen Moore and Seger Ellis

You’re All I Want for Christmas by Seger Ellis (1904-1995)

Seger Ellis was a jazz pianist and vocalist. He also made a few brief film appearances, most notably in collaboration with director Ida Lupino. Ellis began his career as pianist playing live for a local Houston radio station (later known as KRPC) in the early 1920s. In 1925 he was added to the orchestra of Lloyd Finlay for a “field trip” recording session for Victor Records and was also allowed to cut two piano solos. Although unissued for technical reasons, these solo efforts led to Ellis being invited to Victor’s regular recording studio in Camden, New Jersey to cut a number of piano solos, all or most of them compositions of his own.
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