The holiday season is incomplete without the soulful voice of Nat King Cole. His rendition of “The Christmas Song” has become a classic that is played in homes and stores across the world during the festive season. The song has a timeless quality that makes it just as relevant today as it was when it was first released in 1946. Here are the lyrics to this beloved Christmas song.
Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, Yuletide carols being sung by a choir, And folks dressed up like Eskimos.
The opening lines of the song evoke a cozy and warm feeling. The image of chestnuts roasting on an open fire and Jack Frost nipping at your nose is a familiar one that immediately transports you to a winter wonderland. The mention of Yuletide carols being sung by a choir and people dressed up like Eskimos add to the festive feel of the song.
Everybody Knows a Turkey and Some Mistletoe
Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe, Help to make the season bright. Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow, Will find it hard to sleep tonight.
These lines highlight some of the iconic symbols of the holiday season. The mention of turkey and mistletoe is a nod to the traditional Christmas feast and decorations. The line about tiny tots with their eyes all aglow is a charming image that captures the excitement and anticipation of Christmas Eve.
They Know That Santa’s on His Way
They know that Santa’s on his way, He’s loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh. And every mother’s child is gonna spy, To see if reindeer really know how to fly.
The mention of Santa Claus and his sleigh loaded with toys and goodies is a reminder of the joy and generosity associated with Christmas. The image of every mother’s child spying to see if reindeer really know how to fly is a playful one that adds to the whimsy of the song.
And So I’m Offering This Simple Phrase
And so I’m offering this simple phrase, To kids from one to ninety-two, Although it’s been said many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you.
The closing lines of the song are a heartfelt message of goodwill and cheer. The simple phrase of “Merry Christmas to you” is a universal sentiment that captures the essence of the holiday season. It’s a reminder to spread joy and love to everyone around you, regardless of age or background.
Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Song” is a timeless classic that has stood the test of time. Its lyrics capture the warmth, joy, and cheer associated with the holiday season, making it a beloved favorite for generations. Whether you’re roasting chestnuts on an open fire, singing carols with your loved ones, or eagerly awaiting Santa’s arrival, this song is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. Merry Christmas!