Who Sang The Christmas Song? Jimmy Smith

Jimmy Smith Christmas Cookin’ cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1992
length: 4:33
conductor: Billy Byers
engineer: Rudy van Gelder
arranger: Billy Byers
organ: Jimmy Smith
trumpet: Ernie Royal, Danny Stiles, Joe Wilder and Bernie Glow
flugelhorn: Joe Newman
French horn: Earl Chapin, Morris Secon, Don Corrado and James Buffington
trombone: Chauncey Welsch and Jimmy Cleveland
bass trombone: Paul Faulise and Tom Mitchell
guitar: Kenny Burrell
tuba: Harvey Philips
harp: Margret Ross
percussion: George Devens
drums (drum set): Grady Tate
double bass: Art Davis
lyricist: Robert Wells, Mel Tormé
composer: Mel Tormé, Robert Wells
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yule-tide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos.

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.

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.

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!

CD 1
  • 1 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • 2 Jingle Bells
  • 3 We Three Kings (Of Orient Are)
  • 4 The Christmas Song
  • 5 White Christmas
  • 6 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
  • 7 Silent Night
  • 8 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • 9 Baby, It’s Cold Outside
  • 10 Greensleeves