It’s December! I spend so many days dreaming about this month and when it finally arrives, I forget to tune my Friday Breaks to the Christmas themed songs! How is that possible?
This week, however, we’ll have the first Christmas Break this year. Bing Crosby’s White Christmas is such a classic, amazing piece, it wouldn’t be a good Christmas playlist without it! Thank you for this wonderful week and your beautiful and insightful comments, I hope you’ll have one of the greatest weekends yet! Enjoy Bing Crosby’s White Christmas! (more info right after the jump!)
Composed in 1940, White Christmas as sung by Bing Crosby in the 1942 movie Holiday Inn (and performed in a duet with Marjorie Reynolds whose voice was dubbed by Martha Mears) is one of the best selling singles of all time. Though it did not receive the proper accolades after its initial release, White Christmas was a huge success for the Army Forces Network (it appears that the nostalgia and the images used in the song were very evocative for the listeners during World War II).
White Christmas has become the best Christmas song of all time and Bing Crosby’s Merry Christmas album is constantly and successfully reedited ever since.