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Here’s the surprising history behind your favorite Christmas Carols!
What if “The Red-Nosed Reindeer”, Frosty and the “One Horse Open Sleigh” had nothing to do with Christmas?
Singing Christmas songs goes hand in hand with baking Christmas treats, listening our favorite Christmas tales, watching our favorite Christmas movies, and not only.
Like everything around this period of the year, everything has a story.
From songs that have been saved from being erased forever to not really knowing for sure where a song came from, here is the history of a few Christmas Carols you know and sing still today!

Enjoy our Advent Calendar 2022!

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All it takes is hearing the beginning of Dean Martin’s “Let It Snow” to make some people crave the cold.
No matter how you feel about the Christmas and the holiday itself, as the honorary Christmas song celebrates a part of the season everyone can get on board with: getting cozy indoors when the weather outside is frightful!
Written by composer Jule Styne and lyricist Sammy Cahn, the song, also known as “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” (its original title), was penned during a heat wave in July of 1945 in Hollywood, California, as the musicians wished for cooler conditions.

One of the best-selling tunes of all times, was first recorded by Vaughn Monroe with the Norton Sisters for RCA Victor in 1945, was released just after Thanksgiving, and became a hit by Christmas, topping the Billboard music chart for five weeks in early 1946.
Often regarded as a Christmas song despite lacking any holiday references, as It’s about making the most of a snowy day by spending it with a loved one by the fire, “Let It Snow!” has been covered by countless artists including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby and Joe Williams.
Fire, popcorn, and winter weather are all mentioned, none of which are uniquely Christmas-y.

And a fun fact: tou’ve probably never heard the original version of “Let It Snow”!
Singer Vaughn Monroe was the first person to record it in 1945, his version was a hit, climbing to No. 1 on the Billboard charts by late January 1946, but it isn’t the track many people are familiar with today.
Dean Martin recorded a cover in 1966, and even though it was released more than 20 years after the original, it’s regarded by many as the classic version of the track!
And the official music video for “Let It Snow” was only released in 2019.

Moreover, the song has a warm-weather counterpart!
After writing one of the most popular winter songs of all time, Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn joined forces again to pen a tune about nostalgia for warmer weather.
In “The Things We Did Last Summer,” the singer relies on happy summer memories to get through the winter months—a reversal of the situation that inspired “Let It Snow.” “The Things We Did Last Summer” was a Top 10 hit when it was released in 1946 and it has since been covered also by Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and The Beach Boys.

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