Song of the Day #3,850: ‘The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)’ – Nat King Cole

Wrapping up this extremely festive edition of ‘What the Kids are Listening To’ is the Hot 100’s #11 track, Nat King Cole’s ‘The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You).’

Cole came within one slot of landing his third Top 10 hit and his first since 1963.

Cole recorded several versions of this song, with the 1961 one (heard here) considered definitive. But the original, stripped-down 1946 version is arguably even sweeter.

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