Who Sang The Christmas Song? The Ramsey Lewis Trio

The Ramsey Lewis Trio Sound of Christmas cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1961
Genre: Jazz Pop Folk, World, & Country
Style: Soul-Jazz/Easy Listening/Cool Jazz
length: 3:19
engineer: Ron Malo
arranger: Riley Hampton
conductor: Riley Hampton
piano: Ramsey Lewis
double bass: Eldee Young
membranophone: Isaac "Redd" Holt
strings: Karl Fruh, Irving Kaplan, Harold Kupper, Emil Podsada, David Chausow, Abe Meltzer, Sol Bobrov, Theodore Silavin, Oscar Chausow and Leonard Chausow
Some other versions of "The Christmas Song"

Lyrics
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!

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Merry Christmas Baby
  • 2 Winter Wonderland
  • 3 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
  • 4 Christmas Blues
  • 5 Here Comes Santa Claus
  • 6 The Sound of Christmas
  • 7 The Christmas Song
  • 8 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • 9 Sleigh Ride
  • 10 What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

  • Release information
    label: Argo
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin