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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Blue Christmas by Billy Hayes and Jay Johnson

Blue Christmas by Billy Hayes and Jay Johnson “Blue Christmas” is a Christmas song written by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson. The heart-broken tale of unrequited love during the holidays had long been considered a Christmas staple of country music, having been recorded first by Doye O’Dell in 1948 and popularised by Ernest Tubb …

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Santa Claus Is Coming To Town by John Frederick Coots

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town by John Frederick Coots (1897-1985) Santa Claus is Coming to Town is a Christmas song. It was written by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie, and was first sung on Eddie Cantor’s radio show in November 1934. It became an instant hit with orders for 100,000 copies of sheet …

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Gentle Mary Lay Her Child by Joseph Simpson Cook

Gentle Mary Lay Her Child by Joseph Simpson Cook (1859-1933) The words and lyrics of the old Christmas carol ‘Gentle Mary Laid Her Child’ were written by the clergyman Joseph Simpson Cook (1859-1933) in 1859, Cook was born in England but emigrated to Canada in his youth where he became a Minister in the United …

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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Hugh Martin Ralph Blane

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Hugh Martin (1914-2011) and Ralph Blane (1914-1995) Hugh Martin was an American musical theater and film composer, arranger, vocal coach, and playwright. Ralph Blane was an American composer, lyricist, and performer. They are best known for his score for the 1944 MGM musical Meet Me In St. Louis, …

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