When Lauren Daigle sings The Christmas Song, one of the most performed Christmas songs of all time, she lends her own unique take on the Christmas staple.
And what’s especially interesting about this Christmas tune is, if not for a misunderstanding, this song would never have been written in the first place!
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yule-tide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos
Silent Night and Jingle Bells, both written in the 1800s, are some of the most performed Christmas songs of all time. So The Christmas Song, which was written in 1945 by Bob Wells and Mel Tormé, is relatively young in relation. But the story of how this Christmas classic accidentally came to be is pretty incredible!
The Story Behind The Christmas Song
Bob Wells and Mel Tormé didn't originally set out to write the now-popular song at all! It was a really hot summer day, and the two musicians were hanging out. As a way to stay cool, Bob had started writing down things that made him think of wintertime. He was really hot and believed if he wrote down chilly thoughts, he could become more comfortable! Mel saw the list and mistakenly thought that Bob had started writing a song. So, he started adding to it and completing it! And that's the story behind The Christmas Song.
As Lauren Daigle sings The Christmas Song, her smoky voice lends itself perfectly to this Christmas classic.
Nat King Cole performed a very famous version of this song, as did Christina Aguilera and Michael Buble', and I love them all! I'm sure that Lauren's version will become an instant classic!
And 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
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