Christmas songs playing in the background is the perfect way to get into the spirit of the holidays. Whether you’re trying to shake your Grinch mood or just love singing along while you deck the halls, we have the perfect soundtrack for the season. Indulge in our holiday playlist-inspired Advent calendar collection chocolate truffles during the 25 days leading up to Christmas morning.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas (Bing Crosby) – December 1st

With candy canes and silver lanes aglow

Inspiration

This classic holiday song is inspired by snow covered roads and striped candy treats, both symbols of the wintery holiday season. Small village streets were often called lanes. In the winter, the snow and ice on the road at night can sparkle and glow if the light hits it just right – hence, silver lanes aglow. Leaving a cooling sensation, mint could be described as the flavor of snow.

Candy canes are a nostalgic symbol of Christmas. This candy was first invented around 1670 in Cologne, Germany at the request of the choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral. These bent sugar sticks (designed to resemble a shepard’s crook) were made as a way to silence children during the lengthy Christmas church pageants. Peppermint and the traditional red stripes were added much later in the 1900s.

Candy cane chocolate truffle

Experience the scent of minty sweetness of our Candy cane chocolate truffle. Inspired by the nostalgic red and white striped wintery treat, experience a refreshing bite of cooling peppermint speckled throughout a luscious white chocolate, all wrapped in a bittersweet shell.

Ingredients: white chocolate, dark chocolate, heavy cream, mint, sugar

Interesting facts & trivia

Although ‘It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas’ has been recorded by many artists, our favorite is the Bing Crosby version recorded October 1, 1951.

Originally titled “It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas”, this holiday classic was written by Meredith Willson in 1951. It is believed that Willson wrote the song while visiting Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The song makes reference to a “tree in the Grand Hotel” believe to be in the Yarmouth’s Grand Hotel and “one in the park as well” located directly across from the hotel in Frost Park. Another possibility is that the song lyrics were inspired by the Historic Park Inn Hotel in Willson’s hometown of Mason City, Iowa. The Park Inn Hotel, situated in downtown Mason City overlooking central park, is the last remaining hotel in the world designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.