Ten Christmas Songs that Mention Food


by Sandra Merville Hart

It’s that time of year again. Shoppers hear Christmas tunes in malls and stores while selecting the perfect sweater for Grandpa. Radio stations play familiar carols as commuters rush from one store to the next searching for the video game that tops their teenager’s wish list.

pumpkin-pie-520655_960_720We hum the tunes and suddenly remember that lunch was hours ago. It’s funny to think that several of our favorites mention food.

Here’s a list of ten traditional Christmas songs that mention food or drink:

  • The Christmas Song – “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire”
  • Let it Snow – “And I’ve brought some corn for popping”
  • It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas – “With candy canes and silver lanes aglow”
  • Over the River and Through the Woods – “Hurrah for fun; the pudding’s done, Hurrah for pumpkin pie.”
  • The Wassail Song – “Love and joy come to you, and to your wassail, too”
  • Sleigh Ride – “When they pass around the coffee and the pumpkin pie”
  • Rocking Around the Christmas Tree – “Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie”
  • It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – “Marshmallows for toasting
  • Home for the Holidays – “And some homemade pumpkin pie”
  • We wish you a Merry Christmas – “Oh, bring us a figgy pudding”

 chestnuts-789518_960_720So if you find yourself a bit hungry while Christmas shopping, it may be the songs you are humming along to from the sound system!

Merry Christmas!



“Christmas Lyrics,” Mikeleal.com,  2016/10/19 http://www.mikeleal.com/christmas/songs.html.”




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