"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire..."

The Christmas Song

The Christmas Song with lyrics. Lyrics to the christmas song The Christmas Song.

  • Music and lyrics by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells in 1944.

Lyrics

Lyrics to The Christmas Song also known as Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,
Jack Frost nipping at your nose,
yuletide 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 its been said many times, many ways:
Merry Christmas to you!