Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
|"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"|
|Song by Vaughn Monroe|
"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. 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. In the Southern Hemisphere, however, it can be played during winter (June, July, August) and in New Zealand, some play it at Matariki.
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First recorded for RCA Victor in 1945 by Vaughn Monroe, it became a popular hit, reaching No. 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 No. 7 on the Billboard chart, while Connee Boswell reached No. 9 with her rendition.
Other notable recordings:
- 1955 – Jo Stafford, on her album Happy Holiday
- 1960 – Ella Fitzgerald, on her album Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas
- 1965 – Andy Williams, on his album Merry Christmas
- 1966 – Dean Martin, on his album The Dean Martin Christmas Album, entered UK singles chart 2011.
- 2004 – Jessica Simpson, on her album ReJoyce: The Christmas Album
- 2005 – Carly Simon, on a CD single. Her version is unusual in being sung from the point of view of the host instead of the guest It peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart
- 2012 – Rod Stewart, on his album Merry Christmas, Baby. Stewart's version reached No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart in December 2012 The song remained in the No. 1 spot for a total of five weeks, tying it for the longest leading rendition of a holiday title in the history of the chart
- 2017 – Lindsey Stirling released her version on her holiday album Warmer in the Winter
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- Katrina Rees, "ALBUM REVIEW: Lindsey Stirling – ‘Warmer In The Winter’,", Celeb Mix, October 19, 2017