The beloved Christmas song "A Holly Jolly Christmas" was written by Johnny Marks in 1962 and became most notable when Burl Ives sang it as the narrating snowman in the 1964 stop-motion film Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Ives re-recorded the song in 1965 for his holiday album Have a Holly Jolly Christmas.
The song finally made it to the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time last year, reaching a peak position of No. 38. It returns this year at No. 26 for the week of Dec. 8. Artists such as Lady Antebellum and Michael Bublé have both covered the song for their holiday albums.