Run Rudolph Run

Chuck Berry made the song popular when he released it in 1958. Run Rudolph Run was written by Johnny Marks and Marvin Brodie, although there is some debate over this. The original record attributed the  song to Church Berry Music, Inc. and Brodie. Only later was Marks name added. Marks is also known for writing Read More

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

The British glam rock band Wizzard, released I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday in 1973. The song was written by the band’s frontman Roy Wood. In 2012, the British public voted the song #2 for a UK TV Special, as the Nation’s Favorite Christmas song.

Merry Christmas Baby

Merry Christmas Baby is credited to have been written by Lou Baxter and Johnny Moore. Morre’s The Three Blazers originally recorded the song in 1947. The group was looking for a Christmas song, according to Charles Brown, the groups singer and pianists. Baxter volunteered one of his songs, as he had throat cancer and needed Read More

Home for the Holidays

“(There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays was made popular by Perry Como, who recorded the song twice. Both recordings included the Mitchell Ayres’ Orchestra and Ray Charles Singers.  His first recording was in 1954 and the second in 1959. The music was composed by Robert Allen and the lyrics written by Al Stillman. Read More

Santa Baby

Santa Baby was written by Joan Javits and Philip Springer, who later called it one of his weakest works.  The duo was commissioned to write a Christmas song for the upcoming Eartha Kitt holiday special. Kitt recorded the song in 1953.  According to Billboard, the song was the best selling Christmas song of 1953. Much Read More

Little Saint Nick

Little Saint Nick is a Beach Boy Christmas classic. The song was written by band members Brian Wilson and Mike Love. Their record producer had been discussing a Christmas album, which got the band to thinking about ideas. Wilson recalled: “I wrote the lyrics to it while I was out on a date and then Read More

Hard Candy Christmas

The song Hard Candy Christmas was written for the musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. The lyrics and melody were written by Carol Hall. The film version of the musical stars Dolly Parton who recorded and released the song in 1982. She performed the song on Bob Hope’s Christmas special in 1988. The song Read More

It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

The Christmas song was written in 1951 by Meredith Willson, who also wrote The Music Man. Originally the title was originally titled “It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas”. The popular belief is the song was written while Willson was staying at the Yarmouth’s Grand Hotel in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. This is due to the mention of the Read More

Christmas Songs: Christmas Island

Christmas Island is a song recorded by the Andrews Sisters and backed by Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians. The song was released in 1946. The song was written by Lyle Moraine and discusses celebrating Christmas in a warmer climate, where the islanders stay up late to await the arrival of Santa Claus. The song sold Read More

Christmas Songs: Merry Christmas Darling

Merry Christmas Darling was made popular by The Carpenters. They originally recorded the song and re-released it again in 1974 and 1977. The song is on their 1978 album Christmas Portrait. The song was written in 1944 by Frank Pooler. He was eighteen at the time and wrote it about his current love interest. Twenty Read More