Have a Holly Jolly Christmas

We all love to hear Have a Holly Jolly Christmas during the holidays.  What a wonderful greeting or farewell.

Christmas is considered the happiest time of year
Christmas is considered the happiest time of year

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 Holly Jolly Christmas was featured in the TV special,  Rudolph the Red-Nosed ReindeerBurl Ives, the narrator, sang Have a Holly Jolly Christmas.

Ives re-recorded the song for his 1965 holiday album, Have a Holly Jolly Christmas.  This somewhat slower version than the one used in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, is the version more commonly known today.

The songs popularity endures and in 2001 it reached #5 on the Holiday 100 chart.

 

 

 

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