Favorite versions of ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’


‘Tis the season!  Time for hot chocolate and holiday songs (no hot chocolate here, too warm, though we had several snow days last week). I’m one of those purists that refuses to listen Christmas songs until Thanksgiving has passed. Now, I’m listening to it constantly while I’m decorating. This year, my song of choice has been “Baby It’s Cold Outside” (probably not least because it’s used in my current work-in-progress novel). I never really liked the song til recently. It’s overdone with just a hint of creepy. But how can I resist something so catchy and 40s-sounding?  Plus, as I found out while researching this post, it’s written by the one and only Frank Loesser, he of Guys and Dolls fame. So of course I have to love it.

I’ve been listening to a lot of versions of the song lately, and here I’ve compiled my top three.

  1. Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme – Classic and playful.
  2. Seth MacFarlane and Sara Bareilles – Jazzy, swinging, and upbeat. Could just be my love of Bareilles’s voice though.
  3. Margaret Whiting and Johnny Mercer – Understated and elegant.

What’s your favorite version?


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