Mid Twentieth Century Romantic Christmas Songs

For the Swing Era Generation, the main theme of the adult Christmas songs of that era was wistful nostalgia.

Thanks to Walter Tan for the You Tube

The story goes that The Christmas Song was written on a hot July day in Beverly Hills, California, by Bob Wells and Mel Torme. Mel Torme was a popular vocalist himself—he was known as the “velvet fog.” But, Nat King Cole “owned” this song in the sense that his version was perfect. This version was my mother’s favorite song for Christmas, Nat King Cole’s version of The Christmas Song.

Thanks to coffied26 for the You Tube

This is White Christmas by Bing Crosby as an outtake of from the 1940’s Movie Holiday Inn. This song was the pioneer of the romantic Christmas music. I believe Bing Crosby’s record of White Christmas  is still the best selling record of all time.

[Opps:  I had two identical versions of this Bing Crosby post.  Lots of confusion on this page, where You Tubes had been deleated and then maybe not. ????? Thank you for your patience. ]

About Richard Rollo

I am a retired Community College Instructor. I taught Political Science 1 American Government for 22 years in Southern California. I am originally from Northern Minnesota. My earliest years were spent in the living quarters of a rural Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific Railway Depot. Then my family joined the great 1950's migration to Southern California where I joined up with fellow baby boomers in overcrowded schools.
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