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

Christmas Songs: The Chipmunk Song

The Chipmunk Song {Christmas Don’t Be Late} was written for the Chipmunks, a cartoon band, consisting of Alvin, Simon and Theodore. In the recording, Dave ask the Chipmunks if they’re ready to sing and they sing about what they want for Christmas. Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. who starred on the cartoon as Dave Seville, wrote and Read More

Christmas Songs: Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer

Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer is a novelty song originally performed in 1979 by the husband and wife duo, Elmo and Patsy Trigg Shropshire. The couple released a music video in the mid-1980s. The song was written by Randy Brooks. He stated he played the song for the couple, and then recorded it Read More

Christmas Songs: You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch is based on the Dr. Seuss book How the Grinch Stole Christmas and written for the 1966 cartoon special based on the book. Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel wrote the lyrics, while the music was composed by Albert Hague. The song was performed on the special by Thurl Ravenscroft. The Read More

Christmas Songs: Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Santa Claus is Coming to Town is a Christmas song written by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie. The earliest known version of the song dates back to 1934 and became an instant hit. This recording was by Harry Reser and his band. “Cantor’s original performance, broadcast at the height of the Great Depression, included Read More

Sleigh Ride

Sleigh Ride leads one to things of curling up together in a sleigh to trapeze through the snow. The song was composed by Leroy Anderson as a light orchestra standard. The original idea came to him during a heat wave in June 1946. He worked on the song for over a year before finishing in Read More