Mel Tormé and 'The Christmas Song'

I stumbled across Mark Evanier's remembrance of his chance encounter with the great musical instrument Mel Tormé. I hope you'll read his story. It's one of those wonderful moments that only happen in the movies, or so we tend to believe.

Then, enjoy Mel singing "The Christmas Song" in a 1985 appearance with the 15th Air Force Band on "The Merv Griffin Show." He wrote this tune with Bob Wells in 1944 at the age of 19. "The Christmas Song" has forever been my favorite holiday selection (especially the sentimental recording by Nat "King" Cole) and it grows sweeter in each passing year -- as does Mel Tormé's 1963 duet with Judy Garland, which follows.

Can't see the video? Try here.

Can't see the video? Try here.

Okay, I am now officially in the Christmas spirit. Where's Santa's lap?...
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