"Silver and Gold" is a song written for the Rankin/Bass Christmas special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. It is sung by Sam the Snowman following Yukon Cornelius' introduction, during which some forest animals decorate a nearby tree. Prior to the decision for the special to have a narrator, Yukon was originally intended to sing it.

A brief snippet of the original song is heard in The Simpsons episode "'Tis the Fifteenth Season", as the titular family does their Christmas shopping.

Disney featured a version of the song on the album Disney Princess Christmas Album, in which it is sung by Pocahontas.

In one of the segments of A Very Cartoon Cartoon Fridays Holiday Special, the Mayor of Townsville from The Powerpuff Girls briefly sings a parody of the song, titled "Pewter and Bronze".

Album releases


Silver and gold
Silver and gold
Everyone wishes for silver and gold
How do you measure its worth?
Just by the pleasure it gives here on Earth

Silver and gold
Silver and gold
Means so much more when I see
Silver and gold decorations
On every Christmas tree

[Speech not heard on the album version]
What's a Christmas tree without tinsel and pretty silver and gold decorations? Can't really call it a Christmas tree, now can you? And think of all the fun and joy that would be lost on Christmas morning if all the young folks didn't get to see that sparkling, happy tree.

[Repeat second verse]

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