“White Christmas” Bing Crosby and Bonus Songs.. Day 10 Final Part 2

“White Christmas” Bing Crosby and Bonus Songs.. Day 10 Final Part 2

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We are almost there and ready to embrace that famous song  “White Christmas” sung by Bing Crosby and others below too! I just think that Christmas songs being played every year constantly remind many of us about the true meaning of Christmas, going to parties, celebrations, exchanging presents and kisses etc etc!

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas just like the ones I used to know from decades ago! By the way I share the same birthday date as Irving Berlin who wrote this song – that is 11th May. Some people ask whether I also share the same year of birth!!

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas of which there is no doubt but are we gonna have some fun and celebrations over Christmas!!

A time for reflection on the past year and what the New Year will bring, having fun and treasuring moments of Christmas in previous years. Let us seize the moment and enjoy Christmas with our family and friends!

As you know I put together this selection of ten or so, of my own favourite songs and with a bonus issue or two – I hope you are liking them and you have learned something about their origins and history. The music and the words of White Christmas are given below for your pleasure and you have two videos to choose from – the first one is Bing Crosby with a choir and the second one scrolling down to an extract from the film itself!!

This is the 10th and final part of My Christmas Song Book. It has been a real challenge to make choices of my favourite songs. White Christmas is a wonderful Christmas song and I had to include it along with so many other great songs. You will have noticed that there are one or two songs included that are not strictly Christmas songs but they go along with the flavour that we savour!! “White Christmas” is probably the best known Christmas song ever written and remind people of Christmases past! It brings great joy to so many people but for me personally….

the very very best Christmas celebration song ever written was the Hallelujah Chorus! When ever I hear I can’t help but get totally emotional about it. It is a part of Handel’s Messiah written by George Frideric Handel in 1741 in England. It is said that he was so inspired with the Messiah that he composed it all in something like 40 days!

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It was first performed in Dublin on 13 April 1742 and received its London premiere nearly a year later and is one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music. Source: Wikipedia.

So really you have no choice but to sing along to the following one and others below! :-

I’m dreaming of a white christmas
just like the ones i used to know
where those three tops glisten
and children listen
to hear sleighbells in the snow

I’m dreaming of a white christmas
with every christmas card i write
may your days be merry
and bright
and may all your christmases be white.

“White Christmas” 1954 Bing Crosby & Danny Kaye

 

Karaoke White Christmas country scene

“White Christmas” is an Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the version sung by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single of all time, with estimated sales in excess of 50 million copies worldwide. All other versions of the song, along with Bing Crosby’s, has estimated sales over 100 million copies.

IRVINE BERLIN – The New York Times Karaoke White Christmas irvingberlin pic New York TimesAccounts vary as to when and where Berlin wrote the song.[4] One story is that he wrote it in 1940, in warm La Quinta, California, while staying at the La Quinta Hotel, a frequent Hollywood retreat also favored by writer-producer Frank Capra, although the Arizona Biltmore also claims the song was written there.[5] He often stayed up all night writing — he told his secretary, “Grab your pen and take down this song. I just wrote the best song I’ve ever written — heck, I just wrote the best song that anybody’s ever written!”

“White Christmas” 1954 Bing Crosby & Danny Kaye – Excerpt from the film of the same name

Blackmore’s Night – I Saw Three Ships

Kool & The Gang – Celebration

The Mediaeval Baebes – ‘We Three Kings’

Hallelujah –  Handel’s Messiah by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

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4 Responses to “White Christmas” Bing Crosby and Bonus Songs.. Day 10 Final Part 2

  1. Remarkable! Its in fact remarkable post, I have got much clear idea about from this post.
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  2. What a fabulous collection John, and it’s really neat to read about the songs/singers in your post – thank you for your hard work, and Merry Christmas!
    Jacs
    P.S. I love White Christmas
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    • John says:

      Hi Jacs,

      Shame on me – I think I missed your complimentary reply over the Christmas period. Sorry about that but I must have been very busy!!
      Your comments are much appreciated. I too love White Christmas – the record!

      Kind regards John

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