The Christmas Song
Frank Sinatra Lyrics


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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

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

Overall Meaning

"The Christmas Song" is undoubtedly one of the most popular Christmas carols that was written in 1945 by Bob Wells and Mel Tormé. Frank Sinatra's rendition of the song is particularly famous, and it is easy to understand why. The opening lines of the song immediately transport listeners to a cozy winter night beside the hearth with friends and family. The notion of roasting chestnuts on an open fire and the wintry chills of Jack Frost serve to create a perfect Christmas image, bringing forth snippets of our own childhood memories of Christmas.


Sinatra's voice is soothing and captivating as he sings about tiny tots with their eyes all aglow and folks dressed up like Eskimos. These exceptionally descriptive lyrics paint an almost magical picture of the holiday spirit. The song expresses the anticipation of Santa's arrival, promising a load of toys and goodies on his sleigh for every child. Additionally, it instills a sense of wonder in kids, wondering if reindeer can truly fly. Sinatra's voice conveys optimism and enthusiasm as he sings the simple phrase, 'Merry Christmas to you,' conveying a sense of happiness and joy.


Line by Line Meaning

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
The warmth of the fire fills our hearts with joy as we gather together during Christmas.


Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Cold winter mornings awaken us from our sleep with the chill in the air.


Yule-tide carols being sung by a choir
The melodious carols bring about an atmosphere of festivity and togetherness during Christmas.


And folks dressed up like Eskimos
We bundle up in cozy winter wear, making memories with family and friends during the holiday season.


Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
Traditional holiday symbols and decorations add to the excitement of the season, as we share meals and gather around the mistletoe.


Help to make the season bright
The joy we share with each other and the spirit of Christmas illuminates and brightens up the entire season.


Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
The pure, innocent excitement in the eyes of children during Christmas is a beautiful sight to behold.


Will find it hard to sleep tonight
The anticipation and excitement of what Santa might bring, makes it difficult for the children to sleep on Christmas Eve.


They know that Santa's on his way
The belief that Santa exists and will bring gifts for the children, fills their hearts with a sense of magic and wonder.


He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh
The toys and treats on Santa's sleigh are a symbol of the joy and generosity of the holiday season.


And every mother's child is gonna spy
All the children are eagerly looking forward to catching a glimpse of Santa Claus during his visit.


To see if reindeer really know how to fly
The wonder and curiosity in the minds of children during Christmas is a beautiful thing, as they imagine how reindeer can fly through the sky.


And so I'm offering this simple phrase
In the spirit of Christmas, I offer this simple yet heartfelt message of joy and good wishes for everyone to enjoy.


To kids from one to ninety-two
This message of joy and hope is for people of all ages, from the youngest to the oldest.


Although it's been said many times, many ways
The sentiment behind this message of Christmas cheer is timeless, and has been said in many different ways over the years.


Merry Christmas to you
This classic holiday greeting is a symbol of the love, warmth and togetherness that we share with each other during the season of joy.




Lyrics © Kanjian Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Mel Torme, Robert Wells

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Miroslav Filipov

Since I was a kid, on 24.12 I love staying under the Christmas tree with its lights on and listen to this masterpiece, which unifies the whole magic of Christmas. What a wonderful song...

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Oh, I love Christmas songs! Especially ones from Frank Sinatra! He was one of the best!

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