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Perry Como

Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an American singer and television personality. During a career spanning more than half a century he recorded exclusively for the RCA Victor label after signing with them in 1943. "Mr. C.", as he was nicknamed, sold millions of records for Radio Corporation of America (RCA) and pioneered a weekly musical variety television show, which set the standards for the genre and proved to be one of the most successful in television history. Como was seen weekly on television from 1949 to 1963, then continued hosting the Kraft Music Hall variety program on a monthly basis until 1967. His television shows and seasonal specials were broadcast throughout the world. Also a popular recording artist, Perry Como pro… more »


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When I was but a youngster
Christmas meant one thing,
that I'd be getting lots of toys that day

I learned a whole lot different 
when Mother sat me down 
and taught me to spell 'Christmas' this way: 
'see' is for the Christ child, born upon this day
'H' for herald angels in the night
'are' means our Redeemer
'I' means Israel 
'S' is for the star that shone so bright 
'T' is for three wise men, they who travelled far 
'M' is for the manger where He lay 
'A' 's for all He stands for 
'S' means Shepard's came 
And that's why there's a Christmas day! 
And that's why there's a Christmas day! 
Music by Eddy Arnold 
with lyrics by Jenny Lou Carson, 1949

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Written by: Eddy Arnold, Jenny Lou Carson

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • Gordon Jackson
    Of all non-Christmas carol songs, the classic Perry Como recording of this one is right up at the top of my list. Like Harry Belafonte's "Mary's Boy Child" its beauty and power is in its minimalist simplicity. Both are absolutely brilliant! 
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