This Christmas classic was written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans for the 1951 Bob Hope movie The Lemon Drop Kid
. Among the many other hit records the duo have written are two Academy Award winning numbers, "Buttons and Bows" and "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)
." They join Johnny Marks ("Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
") and Irving Berlin ("White Christmas
") on the list of Jewish songwriters who composed famous Christmas songs.