“Let It Snow”…

It’s always interesting when people list “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow” as one of their favorite Christmas songs. In reality, the song makes no mention of the holiday at all. In fact, it wasn’t even written in the winter!

On the hottest day of the year, way back in the 1940’s, lyricist Sammy Cahn and Broadway songwriter Jule Styne were contemplating ways to “cool off” in sunny California. Rather than heading to the pool, they decided to write a song about cold weather.  Their creation would become one of the most recognized tunes in music history.

The structure of “Let It Snow” lends itself to a variety of tempos. The song is quite catchy when played either fast or slow. As a result, a wide variety of artists have recorded hit versions- including Dean Martin, Harry Connick, Jr, Rod Stewart, and Martina McBride.

(image courtesy of RCA)

 Chief Meteorologist Jerry Jackson

WNCT-TV 9 On Your Side provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s