Cool Yule is a Christmas song was written by Steve Allen and recorded by Louis Armstrong in 1953. If your are looking for that jazzy Christmas feel, then this song is for you.
Mel Torme and Bob Wells were songwriting partners, and used to take turns going over to each others homes to write songs. One particularly hot July day, Mel drove over to Bob’s house in Teluca Lake, Ca., and when he got there he walked into the house, couldn’t find Bob, but found a spiral note pad of paper with some words on it-
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree is a Christmas song written by Johnny Marks and recorded by Brenda Lee in 1958. Although released it in both 1958 and again in 1959, it did not sell well until Lee became a popular star in 1960; that Christmas season, it hit number 14 on the Billboard pop chart and turned into a perennial holiday favorite.
You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch is a Christmas song that was originally written and composed for the 1966 cartoon special “How The Grinch Stole Christmas!”. The lyrics were written by Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel, the music was composed by Albert Hague, and the song was performed by Thurl Ravenscroft.
Stevie Wonder’s Someday At Christmas was originally released in 1967. The song is an elegant and eloquent hope for a world that is filled with peace, equality and free of poverty, hatred and hunger. This is one of the first Christmas songs with a social and political message.
Little Saint Nick is a Christmas song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love and originally performed by their group The Beach Boys. It was first released as a single in December 1963, reaching number three on the Christmas charts. The song borrows its rhythm and structure from the group’s 1963 hit Little Deuce Coupe.
Donde Esta Santa Claus? is a Christmas song by Augie Rios in 1958 which featured the Mark Jeffrey Orchestra. Donde Esta Santa Claus is Spanish for Where Is Santa Claus? It was also covered by actress Charo in 1978 and by the rock band Guster in 2003.
Hey Santa Claus was recorded in 1953 and appears on The White Christmas Album. The Moonglows were an influential American R&B and doo-wop group based in Cleveland, Ohio. The original group was composed of Bobby Lester, Harvey Fuqua, Pete Graves and Prentiss Barnes, along with guitarist Billy Johnson.
Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller wrote Santa Claus Is Back In Town for Elvis in 1957 just after they finished working with him on Jailhouse Rock. Elvis’ producers literally called them at the last minute and asked for one song to fill in a Christmas album. The song was allegedly written in 15 minutes.