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The Christmas Song, often subtitled by first line Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire and sometimes subtitled by closing line Merry Christmas To You, was a classic Christmas song page written by Mel Torme and Robert Wells. In 1946, Mel Torme performed the song. He did not release a single version. The single version came that same year by King Cole Trio. The song became the signature hit for Nat King Cole, who went on to record other famous versions. Here are the popular versions of this classic.
Note that the Gilbert O'Sullivan and KoRn song titles are the same, but they are different songs.


The Christmas Song popular Tune Timeline


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  1 The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)   1946  
  The King Cole Trio  
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  2 The Christmas Song   1946  
  Les Brown And His Orchestra with Doris Day  
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  3 The Christmas Song   1946  
  Mel Torme  
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  4 The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)   1954  
  Nat King Cole with Nelson Riddle Orchestra  
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  5 The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)   Dec 1958  
  Johnny Mathis  
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  6 The Christmas Song   Dec 1963  
  Mel Torme And Judy Garland  
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  7 The Christmas Song   Dec 1964  
  The Drifters  
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  8 The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)   Dec 1964  
  Aretha Franklin  
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  9 The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)   Dec 1967  
  Barbra Streisand  
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  10 The Christmas Song   Dec 1968  
  Herb Alpert  
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  11 The Christmas Song   Dec 1970  
  The Jackson 5  
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  12 Christmas Song   Dec 1974  
  Gilbert O'Sullivan  
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  13 The Christmas Song   Dec 1977  
  Carpenters  
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  14 The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)   Dec 1988  
  Alexander O'Neal  
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  15 The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)   Dec 1991  
  Natalie Cole  
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  16 The Christmas Song   Dec 1991  
  The O'Jays  
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  17 The Christmas Song   Dec 1993  
  Toni Braxton  
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  18 Christmas Song   Dec 1993  
  KoRn  
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  19 The Christmas Song   Dec 1994  
  Donna Summer  
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  20 The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)   Dec 1996  
  Reba McEntire  
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  21 The Christmas Song   Dec 1997  
  Hootie & The Blowfish  
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  22 Christmas Song   Dec 1997  
  Jeffrey Osborne  
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  23 The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)   Dec 1998  
  Celine Dion  
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  24 The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) 20   Dec 1999  
  Christina Aguilera  
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  25 The Christmas Song   Dec 2001  
  Dave Koz Featuring Peter White, David Benoit, Rick Braun And Brenda Russell  
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  26 The Christmas Song   Dec 2003  
  Michael Buble  
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  27 The Christmas Song   Dec 2008  
  Brian McKnight  
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  28 The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)   Dec 2009  
  Sheryl Crow  
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  29 The Christmas Song   Dec 2009  
  Andrea Bocelli With Natalie Cole  
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  30 The Christmas Song   Dec 2009  
  Charlie Daniels & Friends With Dan Tyminski  
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  31 The Christmas Song   Dec 2009  
  Trin-i-tee 5:7  
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  32 A Christmas Song   Dec 2010  
  Nayo Jones  
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  33 The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)   Dec 2011  
  Justin Bieber Featuring Usher  
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  34 The Christmas Song   Dec 2012  
  Colbie Caillat Featuring Justin Young  
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  35 The Christmas Song   Dec 2012  
  Cee Lo Green  
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  36 The Christmas Song   Dec 2012  
  Francesca Battistelli  
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  37 The Christmas Song   Dec 2012  
  Blake Shelton  
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  38 The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)   Dec 2013  
  Johnny Mathis Duet With Billy Joel  
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  39 The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)   Dec 2013  
  Martina McBride  
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