Grab your Mariah Carey vocals. ‘Tis the season for Christmas caroling.
Grab your Mariah Carey vocals. ‘Tis the season for Christmas caroling.
Here’s a closer look at the stories behind some of your favorite holiday tunes.
Inspiration can strike you anywhere, even on a subway. While traveling to a music publisher’s office in 1933, the tune’s songwriters John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie sat in a subway car and penned the song on the back of an envelope.
It started off with Donald Gardner asking a group of second-graders to complete the sentence, “All I want for Christmas is… ” No, no one really said they wanted their two front teeth for Christmas. But when Gardner listened to their wishes, some of the students’ lisps gave him the inspiration for his 1948 hit.

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