"Winter Wonderland" is a song written in 1934 by Felix Bernard and lyricist Richard Bernhard Smith. Due to its seasonal theme, it is often regarded as a Christmas song in the Northern Hemisphere. Since its original recording by Richard Himber, it has been covered by over 200 different artists, including Air Supply, Jo Stafford, Doris Day, Andy Williams, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers, Johnny Mathis with Percy Faith and His Orchestra, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Mannheim Steamroller, Amy Grant, Michael Bublé, The Eurythmics, Selena Gomez, Alan Jackson, Radiohead, Snoop Dogg, Kylie Minogue, Huey Lewis and the News, and Elvis Presley.
The song's lyrics were about a couple's romance during the winter season. A later version of "Winter Wonderland," printed in 1947, included a "new children's lyric" that transformed it "from a romantic winter interlude to a seasonal song about playing in the snow." The snowman mentioned in the song's bridge was changed from a minister to a circus clown, and the promises the couple made in the final verse were replaced with lyrics about frolicking. Singers like Johnny Mathis connected both versions of the song, giving "Winter Wonderland" an additional verse and an additional chorus.