16 Facts About Christmas Songs That Will Change The Way You Listen To Them Forever
*Tinkle bells, ohhh tinkle bells*
1. Mariah Carey wrote the Faith Hill song "Where Are You Christmas?" and was supposed to actually sing the song but her ex-husband and record label wouldn't let her, so they gave the song to Faith Hill instead.
3. The only time Mariah Carey ever allowed someone to re-record "All I Want For Christmas Is You" for a movie or TV show was for "Love Actually."
4. Brenda Lee was a literal teen when she recorded "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree." She was only 13-years-old on the original recording.
5. "Jingle Bells" was originally a "Thanksgiving song" because the songwriter intended it to be sung on Thanksgiving.
6. The guy who was the voice of Tony The Tiger for over 53 years was also the same voice of the person who sang "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch."
7. The guy who wrote "White Christmas," Irving Berlin, hated Elvis' version of the song so much he tried to get it banned from the radio.
8. The song "Silver Bells" was originally called "Tinkle Bell." The lyrics were changed after the writer's wife reminded him the double meaning of "tinkle."
9. "Santa Baby," "White Christmas," "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire), "Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree," "Winter Wonderland," "I'll Be Home For Christmas," and "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year" are some of MANY Christmas songs written by Jewish people.
"White Christmas" by Irving Berlin was a huge success when it was released and encouraged other Jewish songwriters to get into the Christmas writing game.