Also known as the 'Chestnuts roasting on an open fire', this Christmas song has strong imagery of traditional Christmas. It encompasses the spirit of family Christmas as emphasized by the line 'from kids from one to ninety-two'. Wells and Torme penned the song and composed its music in 1946. However, it gained popularity, when Nat King Cole recorded the song.
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,
Jack Frost nipping on your nose,
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir,
And folks dressed up like Eskimos.
Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe,
Help to make the season bright.
Tiny tots with their eyes all-aglow,
Will find it hard to sleep tonight.
They know that Santa's on his way;
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh.
And every mother's child is going to spy,
To see if reindeer really know how to fly.
And so I'm offering this simple phrase,
To kids from one to ninety-two,
Although its been said many times, many ways,
A very Merry Christmas to you!
Read the lyrics of 'The Christmas Song' sung by Nat King Cole. It is also known as 'Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire'.