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The Christmas Song

The song has it’s origins in the hot sweltering summer.  Mel Tormé arrived for a writing session in July 1945, at the lake house of his writing partner, Bob Wells.  He noticed the first four lines of the now famous song, written on a note pad on the top of the piano. When he asked Read More

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The Bells of St. Mary’s

  The Bells of St. Mary’s is best known for the beautiful Bing Crosby rendition.  However, Crosby revived a once popular song. The music was written by A. Emmett Adams and the lyrics by Douglas Furber.   The lyrics were inspired by a visit Furber made to St. Mary’s Church in Southampton, England. The song was Read More

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I’ll Be Home for Christmas

I’ll Be Home for Christmas is a song that can bring tears to the eye, especially if one is away from home and family for the holiday season. The song was written for just that reason, to honor the soldiers overseas who longed to be home during World War II.  The song lyrics explain that Read More

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Jingle Bells

Although we now sing Jingle Bells at Christmas time, the song was originally written for another holiday, Thanksgiving. Legend says that the author wrote the song for a children’s Sunday School Class at Thanksgiving. The poem was written by James Lord Pierpont and published in 1857 under the title One Horse Open Sleigh.  The song Read More

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Frosty the Snowman

After Gene Autry found success with Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer, he was looking for another seasonal hit.  He recorded the song with the Cass County Boys in 1950. The song was written by Walter Jack Rollins and Steve Nelson, who also wrote Peter Cottontail.  The men brainstormed for months before deciding the song should Read More