Winter Wonderland

This is one of the Top 3 Christmas songs played on radio in December in the last 20 years in America.

The other 2 are Sleigh Ride and The Christmas Song.

The 1987 version by Eurythmics is the most-played – and is responsible for the song being so popular in the modern era, it having lost popularity since it’s original release in 1934 by Guy Lombardo and then in 1946 by the Andrews Sisters.

It was written by composer Felix Bernard and lyricist Richard B. Smith – the inspiration for it coming when the park in Smith’s hometown of Honesdale, Pennsylvania was covered in snow one day.

It’s not specifically a Christmas song, but certainly has fallen into that category over the years.

Finally, it’s this week’s featured song on PianoWithKieran.com

You can find 6 questions on Aretha Franklin’s version to test your ear here, or you can learn how to play the melody of it here.

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