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.

Let it Snow!
Let it Snow!

The song was actually written during a heat wave in Hollywood, CA.

In the book Songwriters on Songwriting by Paul Zollo, Sammy Cahn said: “‘Let It Snow’ was written on Hollywood and Vine on the hottest day of the year. I said to Jule Stein, ‘Why don’t we go down to the beach and cool off?’ He said, ‘Why don’t we stay here and write a winter song.’ I went to the typewriter. ‘Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful, and since we’ve got no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.’ Now why 3 ‘let it snow’s’? Why not 2 or 4? Because 3 is lyric.”

Let it Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Is one of the few holiday songs with no mention of Christmas in the song. The phrase has also become common on Christmas Cards.

Numerous artist have covered the song including Dean Martin, Patsy Cline, Bing Crosby, Glen Campbell, Doris Day, Rod Stewart, Garth Brooks, the Carpenters, Carly Simon, Michael Buble and Jessica Simpson.  Dean Martin and Harry Connick, Jr versions are two of the best known.

The song is also written as Let it Snow!

 

 

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