The song of the day for Thursday, December 20, 2018, is “Winter Wonderland.”
Today is the seventh day of The Twelve Days of a Tony Bennett Christmas.
About This Song
“Winter Wonderland” was written in 1934 by Felix Barnard and Phillip Smith. Smith, the lyricist, wrote this song after a snowfall covered his hometown of Honesdale, Pennsylvania. It is, of course, a beloved holiday song, even though the lyrics do not explicitly mention Christmas.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this version of “Winter Wonderland” in 1968 for the album Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album and features a lovely arrangement by Robert Farnon.
Winter Wonderland, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify
“Winter Wonderland,” as well as Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album, is available from iTunes.