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Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree is a Christmas song written by Johnny Marks.  Marks had already written other Christmas hits such as Holly Jolly Christmas and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.  An instrumental version of Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree appears on the TV special, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, which featured Marks music. The Read More

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I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus is a Christmas song written by British songwriter, Tommie Connor. The fun song was commissioned by Saks Fifth Avenue to promote the store’s Christmas Card that year.  The original sketch on the Christmas card was drawn by Perry Barlow, an artist for The New Yorker. Thirteen-year-old, Jimmy Boyd, originally Read More

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Let it Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Let it Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Was written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne in July 1945. Big Band Leader, Vaughn Monroe, first recorded the song on December 22, 1945. The song was actually written during a heat wave in Hollywood, CA. In the book Songwriters on Songwriting by Paul Zollo, Sammy Cahn said: Read More

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Have a Holly Jolly Christmas

We all love to hear Have a Holly Jolly Christmas during the holidays.  What a wonderful greeting or farewell. Have a Holly Jolly Christmas was written by Johnny Marks in 1962.  Marks also wrote the song, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.  The Quinto Sisters titled their first album Holly Jolly Christmas in 1964. In 1964, Have a Read More