Dee Vaneck - The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) (2001) • TopPop

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Dee Vaneck performing 'Christmas song' in the Grant & Forsyth Show,TROS tv, broadcast December 26, 2001.

The Christmas Song (often additionally subtitled "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire" or the original caption, "Merry Christmas To You") is a 1944 classic Christmas song written by musician, composer, and singer Mel Tormé and Bob Wells.
According to Tormé, the song was written during a warm summer. In an effort to stay 'cool' by thinking 'cool', the most played Christmas song was born.
The Nat King Cole Trio made the first recording of the song in 1946.

This version was broadcast in the TROS TV show 'Grant & Forsyth Show' on Boxing Day, December 26, 2001.

Lyrics:
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at 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 gonna spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly

So I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although it's been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you

So I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although it's been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas to you

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Broadcast date: 2001-12-26
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