The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)

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lyricist:Robert Wells (songwriter) (in 1944)
composer:Mel Tormé (in 1944)
publisher:Chappell/Morris Ltd.
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
Warner Chappell Ltd.
E. H. Morris & Co., Inc. (a division of MPL Communications Inc.) (from 1946 to present)
lyrics page:https://genius.com/Barry-manilow-the-christmas-song-chestnuts-roasting-on-an-open-fire-lyrics [info]
https://genius.com/Barry-manilow-the-christmas-song-lyrics [info]
SecondHandSongs:https://secondhandsongs.com/work/3013 [info]
Wikidata:Q686433 [info]
referred to in medleys:Mix 3 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (order: 1)
Megamix 3 (It Must Be Christmas) (order: 2)
later translated versions:Joululaulu (Hiljaa leijaa maahan hiutaleet)
クリスマスの歌
later versions:Captain’s Roastin’
Het kerstlied
is the basis for:The Christmas Song
arrangements:The Christmas Song (arr. John Rutter)

Recordings

DateTitleAttributesArtistLength
recordings
1945-12-25The Christmas SongDinah Shore2:07
1946-06-14The Christmas Song (First Recording, 1946-06-14; the King Cole Trio)coverKing Cole Trio3:15
1946-06-14The Christmas Song (First Recording, 1946-06-14; the King Cole Trio; Membran Music remaster)coverKing Cole Trio3:15
1946-06-14The Christmas Song (First Recording, 1946-06-14; the King Cole Trio)coverKing Cole Trio3:15
1946-08-19The Christmas Song (Second Recording, 1946-08-19; the King Cole Trio with String Choir, Membran Music remaster)coverKing Cole Trio3:13
1946-08-19The Christmas Song (Second Recording, 1946-08-19; the King Cole Trio with String Choir; Membran Music remaster)coverKing Cole Trio3:13
1946-08-19The Christmas Song (Second Recording, 1946-08-19; the King Cole Trio with String Choir; remaster)coverNat King Cole3:13
1946-08-19The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You) (Second Recording, 1946-08-19; the King Cole Trio with String Choir)coverKing Cole Trio3:13
1947-03-19The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)coverBing Crosby2:55
1947-12-23The Christmas Songcover and liveFred Waring & His Pennsylvanians3:06
1953-08-24The Christmas Song (Third Recording, 1953-08-24; the King Cole Trio with String Choir)coverKing Cole Trio3:12
1953-08-24The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You) (Third Recording, 1953-08-24; Nat King Cole with orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle)coverNat King Cole3:15
1957-07-17The Christmas SongcoverFrank Sinatra3:29
1960-06-15The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)Peggy Lee2:31
1960-08-05The Christmas SongcoverElla Fitzgerald3:02
1961-03-30Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You) (Fourth Recording, 1961-03-30; Nat King Cole with orchestra conducted by Ralph Carmichael, stereo)coverThe Nat King Cole Trio3:11
1961-03-30The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You) (fourth recording, 1961-03-30; Nat King Cole with orchestra conducted by Ralph Carmichael, stereo)coverNat King Cole3:11
1961-06-29The Christmas SongcoverCarmen McRae3:57
1961-10The Christmas SonginstrumentalThe Ramsey Lewis Trio3:19
1961The Christmas Song (Second Recording, 1961)Mel Tormé2:46
1963The Christmas SongAndy Williams2:34
1964-09-29The Christmas SonginstrumentalJimmy Smith4:32
1966-08-17 – 1966-08-18The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)coverPercy Faith, His Orchestra and Chorus2:44
1966-10-28The Christmas SongcoverBooker T. & the MG’s3:21
1970-07-07The Christmas SonginstrumentalDexter Gordon5:23
1972The Christmas SonginstrumentalHank Crawford3:38
1977-12The Christmas Songinstrumental and liveThe Red Garland Trio7:20
1991-12-08The Christmas Song (live, 1991-12-08: Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA)Kathleen Battle, Tony Falanga, André Previn, James Saporito4:45
1991-12-12The Christmas SonginstrumentalWalter Bishop, Jr.5:16
1992-09Christmas SonginstrumentalAndré Gagnon3:45
1992-09 – 1992-11The Christmas Songcover and instrumentalBruce Cameron2:22
1992The Christmas Song (Fourth Recording, 1992)Mel Tormé3:19
1998-06-17The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)coverJimmy Ponder2:44
1998-12The Christmas SongAnne Sofie von Otter3:27
2000-12-21The Christmas Songcover and liveTony Bennett3:26
2003-05The Christmas SongThe Gents2:28
2003-12-21The Christmas SongliveChildren's Chorus of Washington, Joan Gregoryk2:20
2005The Christmas SongcoverDiana Krall4:24
2007-12The Christmas Song (BoA THE LIVE "X'mas")cover and liveBoA?:??
2010-12-12Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire (live 2010-12-12: Blue Note, Milan, Italy)cover and liveSteve Hogarth2:16
2011Christmas Songcover and liveMonti Beton & Johann K.3:58
2012-12-08クリスマス・ソング (live, 2012-12-08: Katsushika Symphony Hills Mozart Hall, Katsushika, Tokyo, Japan)cover and live杉山清貴?:??
2014-01-08 – 2014-01-12The Christmas songThe Choir of Trinity College Cambridge, Stephen Layton2:20
2014-12-11The Christmas Song (Live, 2014-12-11: The Forum, London, UK)cover and liveMarillion4:11
2014-12-13The Christmas Song (live, 2014-12-13: Le Splendid, Lille, FR)cover and liveMarillion3:12
2016-12-09The Christmas Song (live, 2016-12-09: Katsushika Symphony Hills Mozart Hall, Katsushika, Tokyo, Japan; 5.1 mix)cover and live杉山清貴?:??
2016-12-09The Christmas Song (live, 2016-12-09: Katsushika Symphony Hills Mozart Hall, Katsushika, Tokyo, Japan)cover and live杉山清貴?:??
2018-08-26 – 2018-08-28The Christmas SongcoverThe Monkees3:40
2018-12THE CHRISTMAS SONGcover and liveBoA?:??
A Christmas Songinstrumental[christmas music]4:02
A Christmas SongMel Tormé4:27
Chestnuts Roasting on an Open FirecoverRada2:45
Chestnuts Roasting on an Open FirecoverRob Schwimmer2:15
Chestnuts Roasting on an Open FireMel Tormé3:05
Chestnuts Roasting on an Open FirecoverDonnie Sanders5:37
Chestnuts Roasting on an Open FirecoverDavis Gaines2:38
Chestnuts Roasting on an Open FirecoverKnightsbridge Singers3:31
Chestnuts Roasting on an Open FirecoverThe Muppets?:??
Chestnuts Roasting on an Open FireMel Tormé3:13
Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire (The Christmas Song)coverHayley Westenra3:10
Christmas for Moderns: The First Noel / White Christmas / O Come All Ye Faithful / The Christmas Song / Silent Night / Jingle BellsmedleyMaynard Ferguson7:04
Christmas Medley: A. Deck the Halls / B. Jingle Bell Rock / C. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) (live, 2003: A&E’s A Barry Manilow Christmas)cover, live and medleyBarry Manilow?:??
Christmas songcoverNat King Cole3:20
Christmas songBing Crosby3:56
Christmas SongcoverThe Holiday Choraliers & The Longines Symphonette?:??
Christmas SongcoverJaki Graham3:40
Christmas SongcoverCascada3:28
Christmas SongThe Drifters4:55
Christmas SongThe Drifters2:29
Christmas SongcoverNat King Cole3:12
Christmas SongThe Miracles2:37
Christmas SongThe Drifters2:29
Christmas SongCatherine Feeny3:21
Christmas SongThe Campbell Brothers7:08
Christmas SongcoverCharlie Daniels feat. Dan Tyminski4:04
Christmas SongMel Tormé3:02
Christmas SongcoverBing Crosby2:51
Christmas SongcoverTony Bennett2:37
Christmas SongcoverJaki Graham3:42
Christmas SongcoverJaki Graham3:41
Christmas SongcoverJaki Graham3:40
Christmas SongcoverIndia.Arie & Stevie Wonder2:41
Christmas SongThe Drifters4:48
Christmas SongcoverDanny Boy4:19
Christmas SongcoverFaith Evans3:35
Christmas SongcoverNat King Cole?:??
Christmas SongcoverNat King Cole3:11
Christmas SongcoverNat King Cole3:12
Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)coverHootie & the Blowfish3:12
Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)coverJeffrey Hattrick and Nicole Pesce4:58
Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)coverTony Bennett2:40
Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)coverCarpenters3:39
Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)coverCarpenters3:40
Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)coverDan Duggan2:46
Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting)Seal3:38
Christmas Song (John Beltran Remix)Mel Tormé4:48
Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)coverNat King Cole3:11
Sleigh RidemedleyThe Mantovani Orchestra?:??
The Christmas SoncoverBilly Paul Williams & Nicole Henry4:09
The christmas songcoverNat King Cole2:47
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