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. ]