Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

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"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"
Song by Vaughn Monroe
Released1945 (1945)
GenreWinter music
Composer(s)Jule Styne
Lyricist(s)Sammy Cahn

"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!", also known as "Let It Snow", is a song written by lyricist Sammy Cahn and composer Jule Styne in July 1945. It was written in Hollywood, California during a heat wave as Cahn and Styne imagined cooler conditions.[1] Although the song's lyrics make no mention of Christmas, it is played on radio stations during the Christmas season and is often covered by various artists on Christmas-themed albums. In the Southern Hemisphere, however, it can be played during winter (June, July, August) and in New Zealand, some play it at Matariki.

Recording history[edit]

First recorded for RCA Victor in 1945 by Vaughn Monroe,[2] it became a popular hit, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Best Sellers music chart in late January and through February 1946. Woody Herman's competing recording, featuring himself on vocals and a notable trumpet solo by Sonny Berman, peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard chart, while Connee Boswell reached No. 9 with her rendition.

Other notable recordings:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gilliland, John (1994). Pop Chronicles the 40s: The Lively Story of Pop Music in the 40s (audiobook). ISBN 978-1-55935-147-8. OCLC 31611854. Tape 3, side A.
  2. ^ Collins, Ace (2010). Stories Behind the Greatest Hits of Christmas. Zondervan. ISBN 0310327954. Retrieved July 9, 2013.
  3. ^ "Carly Simon Official Website - Let It Snow! lyrics". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on August 10, 2007. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  4. ^ "Carly Simon - Chart history | Billboard". billboard.com. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  5. ^ Trust, Gary. "Rod Stewart Scores First AC No. 1 Since 1993 With 'Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow'". Billboard. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
  6. ^ Trust, Gary. "Chart Moves: 2012's Twelve Hot 100 No. 1s; Taylor Swift Back in Country Airplay Top 10; Dropkick Murphys Xmas Song Charts". Billboard. Retrieved February 21, 2013.