Originally posted December 2015
That could only be Frank Sinatra accompanied by Nat King Cole singing “The Christmas Song,” written by Mel Tormé and Bob Wells on what Tormé claimed was the hottest day of the year back in July of 1945.
Here’s Mark Evanier relating his tale of Mr. Tormé at the Farmers’ Market in LA a long time ago. It’s a very funny story, particularly since the kids hadn’t a clue who the roly-poly guy who offered to sing a verse was.
Here’s the song itself.