It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Its time to deck those halls, shop at malls, find the perfect tree and celebrate with close family and friends. I love the Christmas season, but man oh man can it be stressful. However I have the perfect way to de-stress and still be festive at the same time. For me nothing is more soothing than listening to a classic crooner, and no one comes to mind more, especially during the holidays, than Bing Crosby.
Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Crosby’s trademark bass-baritone voice made him one of the best-selling recording artists of the 20th century, with over half a billion records in circulation.
When I think of Bing Crosby there is only one song that comes to mind, ” White Christmas”.For me Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without snow. Unfortunately for me, it has been a green and rainy winter, but you don’t always need actually snow to a white Christmas all you need is a little Bing to have you dreaming of a wintery wonderland.
White Christmas, written by Irving Berlin, has to be one of my favorite Christmas songs of all. With its simple melody and word-painting lyrics, it warms my heart every-time and always takes me back to my childhood memories of being up north playing in the snow. The first public performance of the song was by Bing Crosby, on his NBC radio show The Kraft Music Hall on Christmas Day, 1941. Crosby’s “White Christmas” single has been credited with selling 50 million copies, the most by any release and therefore it is the biggest-selling single worldwide of all time. The Guinness Book of World Records 2009 Edition lists the song as a 100-million seller, encompassing all versions of the song, including albums. Crosby’s holiday collection Merry Christmas was first released as an LP in 1949, and has never been out-of-print since.
Click here to listen to a version of “White Christmas” featuring Bing Crosby and Michael Bublé.01 White Christmas