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

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"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"
Song by Vaughn Monroe
Language English
Released 1945 (1945)
Genre Seasonal-Winter
Composer(s) Jule Styne
Lyricist(s) Sammy Cahn

"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!", also known as "Let It Snow", is a song written by lyricist Sammy Cahn and composer Jule Styne in July 1945. It was written in Hollywood, California during a heat wave as Cahn and Styne imagined cooler conditions.[1] Although the song's lyrics make no mention of Christmas, it is played on radio stations during the Christmas season and is often covered by various artists on Christmas-themed albums.

Recording history[edit]

First recorded for RCA Victor in 1945 by Vaughn Monroe,[2] it became a popular hit, reaching #1 on the Billboard Best Sellers music chart in late January and through February, 1946. Woody Herman's competing recording, featuring himself on vocals and a notable trumpet solo by Sonny Berman, peaked at #7 on the Billboard chart.

Other notable recordings:

In popular culture[edit]

Vaughn Monroe's later recording of the song for Dot Records plays at the end of the 1988 film Die Hard and that film's 1990 sequel Die Hard 2.

Dean Martin's version plays at the start of the 2015 BBC Two comedy-drama A Gert Lush Christmas and in the 2010 video game Mafia II.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gilliland, John (1994). Pop Chronicles the 40s: The Lively Story of Pop Music in the 40s (audiobook). ISBN 978-1-55935-147-8. OCLC 31611854.  Tape 3, side A.
  2. ^ Collins, Ace (2010). Stories Behind the Greatest Hits of Christmas. Zondervan. ISBN 0310327954. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "ReJoyce: The Christmas Album - Jessica Simpson". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-07-27. 
  4. ^ "Carly Simon Official Website - Let It Snow! lyrics". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on August 10, 2007. Retrieved 2015-02-11. 
  5. ^ "Carly Simon - Chart history | Billboard". billboard.com. Retrieved 2015-02-11. 
  6. ^ Trust, Gary. "Rod Stewart Scores First AC No. 1 Since 1993 With 'Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow'". Billboard. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  7. ^ Trust, Gary. "Chart Moves: 2012's Twelve Hot 100 No. 1s; Taylor Swift Back in Country Airplay Top 10; Dropkick Murphys Xmas Song Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 21 February 2013.