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Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Christmas Song

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Year: 1945

Written By: Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne

This song, also known as Let It Snow!, was written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne. According to accounts, it was written on a hot summer day in 1945 in Hollywood, California.


The song is about a couple that gets snowed in during a snow storm.  They decide that getting snowed in isn't such a bad thing, and spend the evening popping popcorn, sitting by the fire, and snuggling.


Even though the song never mentions Christmas, it is commonly thought of as a holiday song and is played around Christmas time.  In fact, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, is considered one of the top 25 most played Christmas songs of all time according to the American Society of Composers and Publishers.


Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! was first recorded by Vaughn Monroe on December 22, 1945. Vaughn was a singer, big band leader, and also an actor.  He was nicknamed, "the baritone with muscles", due to his physique and good looks.


The song was an immediate hit when it was first recorded and was named the best selling single in America in January 1946.  This was just a week after Vaughn Monroe first performed the song! Since then, it has been recorded by numerous artists including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Carly Simon, Amy Grant, The Ventures, and Kylie Minogue.


Vaughn Monroe's version of the song can still be heard in the 1988 American action movie Die Hard, which stars Bruce Willis. Monroe's version of the song plays during the ending credits of the movie and it also appears on the movie soundtrack.  Fans of the song and the Die Hard movie also have started a fan page on facebook to talk about both the song and the movie.

 

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Lyrics

Oh the weather outside is frightful,
But the fire is so delightful,
And since we've no place to go,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

It doesn't show signs of stopping,
And I've bought some corn for popping,
The lights are turned way down low,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

When we finally kiss goodnight,
How I'll hate going out in the storm!
But if you'll really hold me tight,
All the way home I'll be warm.

The fire is slowly dying,
And, my dear, we're still good-bying,
But as long as you love me so,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
 

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