It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Andy Williams

About It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" is a popular Christmas song written in triple time in 1963 by Edward Pola and George Wyle. It was recorded and released that year by pop singer Andy Williams for his first Christmas album, The Andy Williams Christmas Album. However, the song was not released as a promotional single by Williams' record label (Columbia Records) that year, as they instead opted to promote his cover of "White Christmas" as the official promo single from the album.  


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2006
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It's the most wonderful time of the year
With the kids jingle belling
And everyone telling you be of good cheer
It's the most wonderful time of the year

It's the hap-happiest season of all
With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings
When friends come to call
It's the hap-happiest season of all

There'll be parties for hosting
Marshmallows for toasting
And caroling out in the snow
There'll be scary ghost stories
And tales of the glories of the
Christmases long, long ago

It's the most wonderful time of the year
There'll be much mistltoeing
And hearts will be glowing
When love ones are near
It's the most wonderful time of the year

There'll be parties for hosting
Marshmallows for toasting
And caroling out in the snow
There'll be scary ghost stories
And tales of the glories of the
Christmases long, long ago

It's the most wonderful time of the year
There'll be much mistltoeing
And hearts will be glowing
When love ones are near
It's the most wonderful time
Yes the most wonderful time
Oh the most wonderful time
Of the year

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Andy Williams

Howard Andrew "Andy" Williams (December 3, 1927 – September 25, 2012) was an American popular music singer. He recorded seventeen Gold- and three Platinum-certified albums. He hosted The Andy Williams Show, a TV variety show, from 1962 to 1971, as well as numerous television specials. Most recently, he performed at his Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri, which was named after the Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini song "Moon River", with which he is closely identified. more »

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Written by: Eddie Pola, George Wyle

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10 facts about this song

Artist Background
The song "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" is beautifully sung by popular American singer Andy Williams. Born on December 3, 1927, Williams was known for his unique singing style and charisma.
Song Release
This iconic Christmas song was released in 1963 as part of Williams' first Christmas album named after his TV special, "The Andy Williams Christmas Album".
Songwriters
"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" was written by Edward Pola and George Wyle. These outstanding songwriters collaborated on several other songs, but this piece became one of their most well-known works.
Chart Performance
Even though it's over 50 years old, the song regularly makes it onto Billboard's Holiday 100, securing high positions. In 2019, it reached number 10 on this chart, demonstrating its enduring popularity.
Cover Versions
A variety of artists have covered this song over the years, including Garth Brooks, Harry Connick Jr., Kylie Minogue, and Pentatonix, thus extending its fan base to lovers of all types of music.
Cultural Impact
It has been widely used in films, commercials, and TV shows during the holiday season. Its memorable lyrics about "jingle belling" and "hearts glowing" perfectly encapsulate the joy and nostalgia many feel at Christmastime.
Album Performance
The Andy Williams Christmas Album, which includes this song, remained on the charts for the last two weeks of 1963 and throughout 1964, making it the best-selling Christmas album of that year.
Andy Williams and Christmas
Andy Williams is closely associated with Christmas music due to the immense popularity of his holiday albums. Often referred to as "Mr. Christmas", Williams recorded eight Christmas albums throughout his career.
Music Video
The song's official music video has garnered tens of millions of views on YouTube, reflecting the timeless appeal of this holiday classic.
Awards and Recognitions
"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2021, signifying its cultural significance and enduring popularity.

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