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It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Christmas Song

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Year: 1963

Written By: Edward Pola, George Wyle

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year is a Christmas song written by Eddie Pola and George Wyle. The song, which was written in 1963, was first recorded by Andy Williams on his first Christmas album entitled The Andy Williams Christmas Album.

On that album, Mr. Williams recorded other popular Christmas songs like White Christmas and Chestnut Roasting On An Open Fire. White Christmas was the song that the record company used to promote the album, which the number one selling Christmas album in 1963, 1964, and 1965. During the

1965 Christmas season, the album spent over three weeks on the charts as the most popular album in the nation. In 1986, The Andy Williams Christmas Album, which featured the song, went platinum. According to the Recording Industry Association of America or RIAA, an album is listed as platinum when it sells over 1 million copies in the United States.

The song has since been used in a variety of campaigns and promotions. In 1968 and 1976, it was used as the theme song for Christmas Seals, a non-profit organization which raises money for lung disease. In 1994, an office retail chain called Staples used the song during it's "Back to School" advertising campaign.

Several other musicians have performed the song including Johnny Mathis in 1986 and Harry Connick Jr. in 2008. Garth Brooks, a popular country singer, sang his own country version of the song in 1999. This version ranked on the Billboard charts of the top 100 Hot Country Singles and Tracks chart.

Numerous parodies of the song have also been written. A popular parody entitled It's The Most Fattening Time of The Year was written by Bob Rivers. This version of the song featured the voice talents of Richard Simmons, a popular exercise guru. Another well known parody written by Claude Prez tells of the sights and sound that go along with the opening day of baseball season. A parody version written by Ron Worden discusses the less appealing side of Christmas including dealing with crazy relatives and cranky children.


It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Lyrics

It's the most wonderful time of the year.
With the kids jingle belling,
And everyone telling you,
"Be of good cheer,"
It's the most wonderful time of the year.

There'll be parties for hosting,
Marshmallows for toasting and
Caroling out in the snow.
There'll be scary ghost stories and
Tales of the glories of Christmases
Long, long ago.

It's the most wonderful time of the year.
There'll be much mistletoeing
And hearts will be glowing,
When loved ones are near.
It's the most wonderful time of the year