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.
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 song’s popularity endures and in 2001 it reached #5 on the Holiday 100 chart.
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