The Christmas Song by jc4u

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jc4u 104 +1

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The Christmas Song

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Mel Tormé

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jc4uLEVEL 104

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" . . . that my joy remain in you and your joy be full. " r/bba77c601

Thank you, MikeIII, for this favorite Christmas Song!

"The Christmas Song" (commonly subtitled "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire" or, as it was originally subtitled, "Merry Christmas to You") is a classic Christmas song written in 1945 by Bob Wells and Mel Tormé.
According to Tormé, the song was written during a blistering hot summer. In an effort to "stay cool by thinking cool", the most-performed (according to BMI) Christmas song was born. "I saw a spiral pad on his (Wells') piano with four lines written in pencil", Tormé recalled. "They started, 'Chestnuts roasting..., Jack Frost nipping..., Yuletide carols..., Folks dressed up like Eskimos.' Bob didn't think he was writing a song lyric. He said he thought if he could immerse himself in winter he could cool off. Forty minutes later that song was written. I wrote all the music and some of the lyrics."
The Nat King Cole Trio first recorded the song early in 1946. At Cole's behest – and over the objections of his label, Capitol Records – a second recording was made later the same year utilizing a small string section, this version becoming a massive hit on both the pop and R&B charts. Cole again recorded the song in 1953, using the same arrangement with a full orchestra arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle, and once more in 1961, in a stereophonic version with orchestra conducted by Ralph Carmichael. Cole's 1961 version is generally regarded as definitive, and in 2004 was the most-loved seasonal song with women aged 30–49, while the original 1946 recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1974.

This special Christmas Song has always brought warm memories of childhood to
mind and sharing Christmas with my parents who always managed to make Christmas magical for me. . . even though there were many lean times. . . they managed!
So, on this last leg of our Song and Dance Journey, I thought I'd offer this nostalgic
Christmas Song to say goodbye for now and how wonderful it's been to share another
Journey with all of you. Thank you, Tony, for another special, creative Journey and
I'm already looking forward to the next one!

Merry Blessed Christmas to you and yours and a very Happy, Healthy, New Year!

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MillenniaLEVEL 97

Comment by MillenniaPATRON

God bless us all in these times of trials! Stay safe n well folks xoxo <3

Hiya Team mate AWESOME sing here and I too remember this as a child Hit the button! God bless n stay safe
WTG! Team Gene

happyseniorLEVEL 68

Comment by happyseniorGOLD

Thanks for singing this classic. Enjoyed listening to all your songs on this journey. Please have a wonderful holiday season and may 2019 be a healthy and happy year for you. Ho, Ho Ho, John

Michael57LEVEL 86

Comment by Michael57GOLD

Charming sing my friend, on this festive favorite of mine!

XXsmurfetteXXLEVEL 100

Comment by XXsmurfetteXXGOLD

Ellooo

Loving your version big time Joyce

Loved reading your words too hugs Karan xxx

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RibbonLEVEL 101

Comment by RibbonGOLD +3

I LOVE MY MUSICAL NOTES! THANK YOU!!!!! r/b0747e179

GOOD MORNING DEAR HEART.. THIS IS SUCH A WONDERFUL SONG.. AND LOL LOL I USED HE SAME BACKGROUND WHEN I SANG MY SONG!! LOVE TO SEE WARM FIRE-PLACES AND COZY ROOMS WITH SNOW FALLING. REMINDS ME OF MY CHILDHOOD... :)))) LOVED THIS FROM YOU JOYCE.. THANK YOU SWEETNESS... ALWAYS A PLEASURE TRAVELING WITH YOU!!!GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS.. AND MERRY CHIRTSMAS TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! HUGS,RIBBON~

edgarLEVEL 54

Comment by edgarGOLD

I love this Christmas Classic and the festive season is my favourite. A Top class rendition here putting a big Christmas smile on my face!!

saba9882LEVEL 48

Comment by saba9882GOLD +1

Hello dear Joyce ....well this song really makes it Christmas ...well done and God bless !

donnica59LEVEL 100

Comment by donnica59GOLD +1

Loved it
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Mark49LEVEL 72

Comment by Mark49GOLD

The velvet fog!
Who can forget his appearance on Seinfeld
Very smooth sing mf!
Much Enjoyed

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

prezleyLEVEL 84

Comment by prezleyGOLD

hello!!! I thought I had visited you....I heard you sing it....but I wondered why I had no comments on the page, then I remembered I heard you as I was a guest at Ribbon's home ...I was ill sadly...she was listening, so I heard it then......so mystery solved!!! anyway....I wanted to say Merry Christmas, and to help in my Christmas mood! wonderful sing and entry!! ******
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Teacup10LEVEL 76

Comment by Teacup10GOLD +1

Lovely and tender song, Joyce. I loved your performance. Have a Merry Christmas!

-Bev-LEVEL 106

Comment by -Bev-SPECIAL-EVENTS

Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can't see! LOL!

joybeaulieuLEVEL 97

Comment by joybeaulieuGOLD

My dearest bff forever I love, love, love your performance here.
We have been friends for a long time and I am so blessed to have you in my life.
This is one of my favorite Christmas songs and you sang it fabulously.
I've enjoyed being with you on these marvelous journeys.
Merry Christmas to you and Ray.
LPH
Joyce <3<3

bobbybluesman48LEVEL 83

Comment by bobbybluesman48GOLD +2

lovely song and lots of memorys Good luck and thanks for sharing all your music

debra57LEVEL 107

Comment by debra57GOLD +1

HI MY SWEET FRIEND....YOU SOUND WONDERUL.....BEAUTIFUL PERFORMANCE......I LOVED IT...... HUGS~DEB