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Songs of the Season: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Written by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn in 1945, this song is – according to Wikipedia – one of the biggest sellers of all time. Another fun fact: “Frank Sinatra’s performance of the song was the 25,000,000th download from Apple’s online music service iTunes”…

Frank Sinatra, “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow”

Ol’ Blue Eyes… eh. I like this Rat Pack version better:

Dean Martin, “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow”

And in fact the Rat Pack released a whole album of holiday standards: Christmas With The Rat Pack. It includes the Dean Martin version, but not the Sinatra – which can be found on various collections and on Christmas Songs By Sinatra.

And of course, the Crooner’s got a version too: Bing Crosby, “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow.”

My reason for picking this as one of my “Songs of the Season” and posting it early on? Simple – I really would like a “White Christmas” (though maybe via a trip to the snow rather than freak weather in the City) – consider this my prayer to the Snow Demons, a la Calvin.

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is an over-caffeinated and under-employed grad school dropout, aspiring leftwing intellectual and cultural studies academic, cinéaste, and former poet. Raised in San Francisco on classic film, radical politics, burritos and soul music, then set loose upon the world. He spends his time in coffee shops with his laptop and headphones, caffeinating and trying to construct a post-whatever life.

 

What's in a name... The handle "zerode" is a contraction of Zéro de Conduite, the title of Jean Vigo's 1933 movie masterpiece about schoolboy rebellion.

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