|Written by||E. Pola and G. Wyle|
|Publisher||Barnaby Music Corp (ASCAP)|
"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" a popular Christmas song written in 1963 by Edward Pola and George Wyle. It was recorded and released that year by pop singer Andy Williams for his first Christmas album. However, the song was not released as a promotional single by Williams' record label that year, as they instead opted to promote his cover of "White Christmas" as the official promo single from the album.
The song was sung by Gonzo and Rizzo on A Green and Red Christmas. In the song Gonzo convinces Rizzo that Christmas is the best time of the year (not the tenth), Rizzo is convinced when he remembers all the great food the holiday brings - although he does make a strong argument that Cinco de Mayo is just as good.
It was performed a third time on the television special Christmas in Rockefeller Center, for the 2009 tree lighting ceremony.