Christmas Time Is Here

Songwriters Vince Guaraldi, Lee Mendelson
Year Written 1965
About Christmas Time Is Here
This song was written for the 1965 television special, A Charlie Brown Christmas, which is still played each Christmas. This song has also been recorded by artists including Diana Krall, Anita Baker, Mel Tormé and Mariah Carey.


Christmas time is here
Happiness and cheer
Fun for all that children call
Their favorite time of the year

Snowflakes in the air
Carols everywhere
Olden times and ancient rhymes
Of love and dreams to share

Sleigh bells in the air
Beauty everywhere
Yuletide by the fireside
And joyful memories there

Christmas time is here
Families drawing near
Oh, that we could always see
Such spirit through the year

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Session / Album Information


“Christmas Time Is Here” was recorded in 2004 and released in 2008 for A Swingin’ Christmas. It was arranged by Torrie Zito.

Christmas Time Is Here (feat. Count Basie Big Band)

Listen to Christmas Time Is Here (feat. Count Basie Big Band) on Spotify. Tony Bennett, Count Basie Big Band · Song · 2008.

This recording released on:

  • 2008: RPM Records/Columbia CD: 732250 — A Swingin’ Christmas
  • 2011: Disc #73 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK71) A Swingin’ Christmas

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