Although it’s been said many times…

“The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” by Mel Tormé and Bob Wells, sung by Paul McCartney:

Video by Paul McCartney

And sung by Mel Tormé and Judy Garland, including the rarely-recorded opening verse:

Video posted by BestArtsJudy

“The Christmas Song,” was written by Tormé and Wells when then were 19 and 22 respectively. According to Tormé, it was written in about 45 minutes during a heat wave, sparked by an attempt by Wells to cool off by thinking winter thoughts. (This seems to be a not-uncommon trigger for the writing of Christmas songs.)

To all those celebrating,

…merry Christmas to you