Christmas Time Is Here

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"Christmas Time Is Here"
Song by Vince Guaraldi Trio from the album A Charlie Brown Christmas
Released December 1965 (1965-12)
Genre Jazz, christmas music
Length 6:05 (instrumental version)
2:27 (vocal version)
Label Fantasy
Writer Lee Mendelson
Composer Vince Guaraldi

"Christmas Time Is Here" is a popular Christmas song written by Lee Mendelson and Vince Guaraldi for the 1965 TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas, one of the first animated Christmas specials produced for network TV in the United States. Because the song became a hit, two versions were included on the album A Charlie Brown Christmas: an instrumental version by the Vince Guaraldi Trio and a vocal version as sung by the choir of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in San Rafael, California.[1]

Popular cover versions[edit]

Many versions of the song have been recorded throughout years. It is featured on many Christmas albums including:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Christmas Time Is Here". Retrieved 13 December 2012.