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

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

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: 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