Words: Sammy Cahn; Music: Jule Styne (1945)

Lyrics

Oh the weather outside is frightful,
But the fire is so delightful,
And since we’ve no place to go,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

It doesn’t show signs of stopping,
And I’ve bought some corn for popping,
The lights are turned way down low,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

When we finally kiss goodnight,
How I’ll hate going out in the storm,
But if you’ll really hold me tight,
All the way home I’ll be warm.

The fire is slowly dying,
And, my dear, we’re still good-bying,
But as long as you love me so,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Background

“Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” was written in July 1945 in Hollywood, California during one of the hottest days on record. Due to its seasonal lyrics, it is commonly regarded as a Christmas song. However, despite the song’s cheery, holiday feel, it is a love song that never mentions Christmas.

Performances

Here is a famous recording by Dean Martin. Note that he changes the lyrics slightly.

This song was first recorded by Vaughn Monroe. Here is one of his versions: