The song of the day for Wednesday, December 25, 2019, is “White Christmas.”
About This Song
“White Christmas” was written by Irving Berlin in 1940. It’s one of America’s most beloved Christmas songs. In the not-often heard verse of the song, we hear that “the sun is shining, the grass is green, the orange and palm trees sway, there’s never been such a day in Beverly Hills, L.A. But it’s December the 24 …” And indeed, Irving Berlin was in Los Angeles when he wrote “White Christmas,” expressing that longing for a traditional back-home Christmas. Bing Crosby recorded the song in 1942 and completely dominated the music charts for weeks. Crosby’s single of “White Christmas” is the biggest-selling single record of all time, worldwide, at over 100-million copies.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “White Christmas” in 1967 for his first Christmas album, Snowfall, released in 1968. The arrangement was written by Robert Farnon.
“White Christmas,” as well as Snowfall, is available from iTunes.