The joyful gaiety of this song is expressly delivered to a childlike joy and merriment that comes with wintertime. The lyrics bring a message of goodwill and glee accompanied by the beat given by bells tasseled to a horse that is pulling a sleigh through the snow.
History[ edit ] Dick Smith, a native of Honesdale, Pennsylvaniawas reportedly inspired to write the song after seeing Honesdale's Central Park covered in snow.
Smith had written the lyrics while in the West Mountain Sanitarium, being treated for tuberculosisbetter known then as consumption.
At the end of a recording session with time to spare, it was suggested that this new tune be tried with an arrangement provided by the publisher. This "studio" orchestra included many great New York studio musicians including the legendary Artie Shaw. The biggest chart hit at the time of introduction was Guy Lombardo 's orchestra, a top ten hit.
The same season, Perry Como hit the retail top ten. Como would record a new version for his Christmas album.
Due to its seasonal theme, "Winter Wonderland" is often regarded as a Christmas song in the Northern Hemispherealthough the holiday itself is never mentioned in the lyrics. In the Johnny Mathis version on his Merry Christmas LP, the introduction is sung between the first and the second refrain.
Awards and achievements[ edit ] In NovemberASCAPa performance rights organization in the United States, listed "Winter Wonderland" as the most-played ASCAP-member-written holiday song of the previous five years, and cited the Eurythmics ' version of the song as the one most commonly played.The lyrics bring a message of goodwill and glee accompanied by the beat given by bells tasseled to a horse that is pulling a sleigh through the snow.
The first verse brings about a simple, happy feeling brought by the "jingle of the bells".
James Lord Pierpont (April 25, – August 5, ) was a New England born songwriter, arranger, organist, and composer, best known for writing and composing "Jingle Bells" in , originally entitled "The One Horse Open Sleigh".
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"Winter Wonderland" is a winter song, popularly regarded as a Christmas song, written in by Felix Bernard (music) and Richard B.
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