"White Christmas" is an Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. For example, her "Love You Didn't Do Right by Me" has much more of a blues feel than Clooney's. [9] By the end of October 1942, "White Christmas" topped the Your Hit Parade chart. He just said "I don't think we have any problems with that one, Irving. Irving Berlin’s White Christmas has notched many top positions on “best-selling” and “most–recorded” lists. [91], Andy Williams recorded the song for Columbia in 1963 on The Andy Williams Christmas Album, where it reached No. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for White Christmas [Original Soundtrack] - Bing Crosby on AllMusic - 1954 - White Christmas, or, as the songwriter who… If there's a Christmas movie you can count on watching on TV, it's "White Christmas." The song ordinated in the movie "Holiday Inn" that is also a Christmas favorite, and stars Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. "White Christmas" is the most-recorded Christmas song; there have been more than 500 recorded versions of the song, in several different languages. However, "the popular culture industry had not viewed the themes of home and hearth, centered on the Christmas holiday, as a unique market" until after the success of "White Christmas" and the film where it appeared, Holiday Inn. [27] In 2002, the original 1942 version was one of 50 historically significant recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry. Where the treetops glisten, And children listen To hear sleigh bells in the snow. [9] The song would feature in another Crosby film, the 1954 musical White Christmas, which became the highest-grossing film of 1954. The Dickies, “Silent Night” This ’70s punk version of "Silent Night" is anything but silent. 7 on Billboard's Country & Western Records chart. But Clooney, who coaxed her retired sister Betty Clooney back to duet with her on the witty "Sisters," has it all over the double-tracked Lee, whose version has none of the humor of the Clooney Sisters' rendition, and doesn't even make much sense. You can use a guitar capo to transponse the song … Not so typically, there has been a major substitution in the cast. The song ordinated in the movie "Holiday Inn" that is also a Christmas favorite, and stars Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. 9 on Billboard's pop singles chart in 1946, with backing vocals by the Lyn Murray Singers and backing orchestration by Paul Weston for Capitol. Clooney, an exclusive Columbia Records recording artist, was contractually prohibited from appearing on the album (she made her own solo disc of the songs), and Decca Records instead had Peggy Lee fill in. 7 on Billboard's pop singles chart (two more times: December 1945, No. "[14], The song initially performed poorly and was overshadowed by Holiday Inn's first hit song: "Be Careful, It's My Heart". Since its release, "White Christmas" has been covered by multiple artists, with the version sung by Bing Crosby being the world's best-selling single with estimated sales in excess of 50 million copies worldwide. It returned to the same chart in the next two years. Crosby re-recorded the track on March 19, 1947, accompanied again by the Trotter Orchestra and the Darby Singers, with every effort made to reproduce the original recording session. They did an outdoor show in northern France… he had to stand there and sing 'White Christmas' with 100,000 G.I.s in tears without breaking down himself. Note! General Waverly's Columbia Inn in fictional Pine Tree, Vermont, made it's debut a decade before, in Holiday Inn. (Crosby made yet another studio recording of the song, accompanied by Joseph J. Lilley's orchestra and chorus, for the film's soundtrack album. 62 on the same chart in 2000[95], Bette Midler's version, released on her non-holiday album, Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook, reached No. The verse of White Christmas became problematic for Berlin when he saw what people looked for in listening to the song. By the end of the war, White Christmas had become the biggest selling single of all time. [82], In 1944, Frank Sinatra with a backing orchestration under the direction of Axel Stordahl for Columbia, reached No. It is included on A Christmas Gift for You from Philles Records, sung by Darlene Love; on Barbra Streisand's A Christmas Album; on the Carpenters' Christmas Portrait, sung by Karen Carpenter; on Neil Diamond's The Christmas Album; on Bette Midler's Cool Yule; on Libera's Christmas Album; and on Crash Test Dummies' Jingle All the Way. The set on the Paramount lot was refurbished for the next Christmas classic. 1. [5] He subsequently recorded the song with the John Scott Trotter Orchestra and the Ken Darby Singers and for Decca Records in 18 minutes on May 29, 1942, and it was released on July 30 as part of an album of six 78-rpm discs from the musical film Holiday Inn. In “Holiday Inn,” the song and dance numbers were performed in the dining room: For “White Christmas,” the stage was moved into an attached barn: In real life, Rosemary was originally part of an act with her sister Betty: The song—written in 1940-41 was introduced at a time when sheet music sales were more important than record sales. Chords and lyrics. In-Depth ‘White Christmas’: The Story Behind Bing Crosby’s Timeless Classic. [7] The re-recording is recognizable by the addition of flutes and celesta in the beginning. About “White Christmas” 1 contributor Irving Berlin only wrote the song. 13 on the Italian Singles Chart based on digital downloads of the track. Exact numbers are difficult to pin down even by the careful staff of Guinness Book of World Records. 1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. White Christmas is a 1954 American musical film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen. Here are seven facts about the 1954 classic. This song was cherished on both sides of the ocean, and revered for the sentiment it carried. [7], The sun is shining, the grass is green, Christmas 1944 was a cold, bitter and frightful time for folks living continents away. White Christmas is a 1954 Technicolor musical film starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye that features the songs of Irving Berlin, including the titular "White Christmas." [98], The Glee cast's version of the song entered the UK charts for the first time in 2018, four years after its release, at No. Twenty-five years after its release, Mariah Carey's ultimate holiday bop is still the go-to tune to get any… Guitar chords and lyrics to White Christmas. [96] The version released on Andrea Bocelli 2009 album, My Christmas, reached No. "White Christmas" is an Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. Merry Christmas is a compilation album by Bing Crosby that was released in 1945 on Decca Records.It has remained in print through the vinyl, CD, and downloadable file eras, currently as the disc and digital album White Christmas on MCA Records, a part of the Universal Music Group, (reissued in June 1995) and currently on vinyl as Merry Christmas on Geffen Records (re-issued in September 2014). Download sheet music for White Christmas. [17] In the film, Crosby sings "White Christmas" as a duet with actress Marjorie Reynolds, though her voice was dubbed by Martha Mears. Print instantly, or sync to our free PC, web and mobile apps. A Holly Jolly Christmas (1964) - Burl Ives 6. [94] In Martina McBride recorded it for, White Christmas, charting twice, reaching No. Re-released by Decca, the single returned to the No. Steyn notes that "White Christmas" owes much of its enduring popularity to World War II, specifically the attack on Pearl Harbor that led to US involvement, because the song adopted a significance beyond the reaches of Hollywood: "Had America entered the war in Europe in 1939, 'White Christmas' might have been just a hit-record from a so-so movie. The following is a list of popular Christmas songs recorded by various artists, many of which have hit on various charts, mostly in the United States (some only released in the artist's home country). The recording is noted for Crosby's whistling during the second chorus.[9]. 16 on the Portuguese Singles Chart. Crosby is forced to sing "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep" alone (it was a duet with Clooney in the film), but manages. The big difference was that Bing Crosby, again leading the cast, was paired not with Fred Astaire, but with Danny Kaye. You can use a guitar capo to transponse the song … [8] A copy of the recording from the radio program is owned by Crosby's estate and was loaned to CBS News Sunday Morning for their December 25, 2011 program. White Christmas with chords. [4][5] Crosby's holiday collection Merry Christmas was first released as an LP in 1949, and has never been out of print since. Bing Crosby’s version of “White Christmas” is the best-selling single of all time, with estimated sales in excess of 50 million copies worldwide. Lyrics and guitar chords to the Christmas song White Christmas. [16] Crosby's first-ever appearance on the black-oriented chart. More info and lyrics: White Christmas; Piano chords. Irving Berlin's 1954 holiday classic movie White Christmas has some ... the movie is also known for helping make the song "White Christmas" as ... Bob Hope, and Jack Benny. 73 on Billboard's Hot 100 Airplay chart in January 1993. 9 on Billboard's Rhythm & Blues Records chart in January 1949 on National Records. Do You Hear What I Hear (1963) - Bing Crosby 8. I'm dreaming of a white Christmas Just like the ones I used to know Where the treetops glisten and children listen To hear sleigh bells 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 [89][90], In 1953, Bing Crosby sang "White Christmas" in a film made in Paris as part of the The Ford 50th Anniversary Show, a two-hour television special broadcast on NBC and CBS. Typically for the time, this soundtrack album consists not of recordings taken directly from the film itself, but of studio recordings made separately. [85], In 1949, The Ravens peaked at No. Todd Decker. 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[25] However, after careful research, Guinness World Records in 2007 concluded that, worldwide, Crosby's recording of "White Christmas" has sold at least 50 million copies, and that Elton John's recording of "Candle in the Wind 1997" has sold 33 million. Composed by Irving Berlin, Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" is the best-selling Christmas song of all time and the best-selling single ever. 23 on Billboard's pop singles chart[82] while The Drifters showcased the talents of lead singer Clyde McPhatter and the bass vocals of Bill Pinkney in 1954, peaking at No. When you're putting together your ultimate Christmas playlist, make sure to include the most popular Christmas songs of all time, from old-school original hits like "White Christmas" (so nostalgic!) Composer Irving Berlin's 3-week-old son, Irving Berlin Jr., … Where the treetops glisten, And children listen To hear sleigh bells in the snow. 'White Christmas' and the reasons it endures", "History of ""The Jewel of the Desert"" | Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel". [2][3][4], Accounts vary as to when and where Berlin wrote the song. White Christmas is a 1954 American musical film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen.Filmed in Technicolor, it features the songs of Irving Berlin, including a new version of the title song, "White Christmas", introduced by Crosby in the 1942 film Holiday Inn.. 2 on the "Songs of the Century" list, behind only Judy Garland's "Over the Rainbow," as voted by members of the RIAA. "The Christmas Song" Song; Published: 1945 by Burke and Van Heusen: Genre: Christmas: Songwriter(s) Robert Wells; Mel Tormé "The Christmas Song" (commonly subtitled "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire" or, as it was originally subtitled, "Merry Christmas to You") is a classic Christmas song written in 1945 by Robert Wells and Mel Tormé "[7], The first public performance of the song was by Bing Crosby, on his NBC radio show The Kraft Music Hall on Christmas Day, 1941, a few weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor. 6)[83] Jo Stafford reaching No. Though many tie the song "White Christmas" to the movie, the song was first performed by Bing Crosby 13 years earlier, on the radio show The Kraft Music Hall. Rare copies of the song … [citation needed], Michael Bolton performed it on his 1992 non-holiday album, Timeless: The Classics, where it peaked at No. Kaye is his usual zany self on the novelty tune "Choreography" and partners with Crosby well on a couple of medleys. "[10], The song established that there could be commercially successful secular Christmas songs[11]—in this case, written by a Jewish immigrant to the United States. [81] Eddy Howard and his Orchestra released a version on the Majestic label that reached No. I'm dreaming of a white Christmas In 2004, it ranked No. May your days be merry and bright. The Dickies … White Christmas is a musical based on the Paramount Pictures 1954 film of the same name.The book is by David Ives and Paul Blake, with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. in Beverly Hills, L.A. [88] The Drifters rendition of this song can be heard in the films Home Alone and The Santa Clause. I'm dreaming of a white Christmas September 26, 2016. [28], The recording was broadcast on Armed Forces Radio on April 30, 1975, as a secret, pre-arranged signal precipitating the U.S. evacuation from Saigon. White Christmas is een profaan kerstlied, geschreven door Irving Berlin.De opname van Bing Crosby is de meest verkochte plaat en kerstplaat aller tijden.. Irving Berlin schreef het nummer rond 1940; wanneer precies is niet bekend, omdat Berlin verschillende versies heeft verteld van het ontstaan van de song. But it's December the twenty-fourth,— 5; December 1946, No. Note! In 1942 alone, Crosby's recording spent eleven weeks on top of the Billboard charts. Grove Music Online. Lyrics to White Christmas [Original Version; Bonus Track] by Rascal Flatts from the Greatest Hits, Vol. In the script as originally conceived, Reynolds, not Crosby, would sing the song. White Christmas Written by Irving Berlin and made famous by Bing Crosby, White Christmas is the quintessential Christmas song of mid-20th century American popular music. White Christmas Songtext von Bing Crosby mit Lyrics, deutscher Übersetzung, Musik-Videos und Liedtexten kostenlos auf Songtexte.com [9] It has often been noted that the mix of melancholy—"just like the ones I used to know"—with comforting images of home—"where the treetops glisten"—resonated especially strongly with listeners during World War II. The version most often heard today on the radio during the Christmas season is the 1947 re-recording. "Crosby, Bing." It was certainly a familiar entertainment, distinctly reminiscent of Holiday Inn (1942), with … 98. Yoko Ono’s is the original version and Galaxie 500’s rendition is more celebrated, ... White Christmas. White Christmas with chords. In Holiday Inn, the composition won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1942. Web. [79] The following have received some charting success. [5] 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-director-producer Frank Capra, although the Arizona Biltmore also claims the song was written there. Sleigh Ride (1950, 1959) - Leroy Anderson 5. Bing Cosby - (I'm dreaming of a) White Christmas. The following year, Crosby performed it as a duet in the movie Holiday Inn and the song became a hit — in part, because of its resonance … And may all your Christmases be white. “White Christmas” is an Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. Lyrics and guitar chords to the Christmas song White Christmas. I'm dreaming of a white Christmas Just like the ones I used to know. I'm dreaming of a white Christmas With every Christmas card I write. And may all your Christmases be white. These are the formats and track listings of single releases of "White Christmas". The 1942 master was damaged due to frequent use. [86] while Ernest Tubb, with female backing vocals by The Troubadettes on Decca, peaked at No. It was distributed by Paramount Pictures. 12 on the Christmas Singles chart. And I am longing to be up North—[30], ^shipments figures based on certification alonesales+streaming figures based on certification alone. Mark Sandrich, who directed the musical, and Fred Astaire, who played the leading role, would go on to be involved in the making of the film "Holiday Inn" in which the song is prominently featured. [Verse 4] G Am D D7 I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, C Am G Gsus4 G With every Christmas card I write. [6] He often stayed up all night writing. Filmed in Technicolor, it features the songs of Irving Berlin, including a new version of the title song, " White Christmas ", introduced by … The Armed Forces Network was flooded with requests for the song. Not only is it the best song I ever wrote, it's the best song anybody ever wrote. [Intro] G Gsus4 G [Verse 1] G Am D D7 I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, C Am G Gsus4 G Just like the ones I used to know. Top Review: "nice song to learn and play at xmas "see all reviews. 70 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in January 1995. With 50 million copies sold, not only is Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" the best-selling Christmas song of all time, it's also the best-selling single ever, according to Guinness World Records. Irving Berlin's opening verse is often dropped in recordings. [1] When the figures for other versions of the song are added to Crosby's, sales of the song exceed 100 million. Rosemary Clooney plays Vera-Ellen's older sister in the movie, but the former was actually 7 years … The Little Drummer Boy (1958, 1965) - Harry Simeone Chorale 7. G G7 Where the tree tops glisten, C Cm And children listen, G Em Am D D7 To hear the sleigh bells in the snow. The original song, "Free," was initially published as a single sheet with the rest of Call Me Madam's score but was withdrawn from circulation once it was deleted from the show during its out of town tryout. Irving Berlin wrote all the music for the movie, including of course "White Christmas." [99], In 2020, a version by Meghan Trainor, featuring Seth MacFarlane, went to No. A 16-bar verse led into a 32-bar chorus, and with almost all songs it was the chorus that people remembered. The orange and palm trees sway. LISTEN NOW. This now-familiar scene was not the moviemakers' initial plan. [86] In 1980, Darts's version peaked at No. The original version also hit number one on the Harlem Hit Parade for three weeks,[15] The song also topped the following weekly charts in the same year: Songs with Most Radio Plugs, National record sales, and National sheet music sales. “White Christmas” is an Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. Chords and lyrics. It's also the most popular song, ever. It first aired during the Kraft Music Hall radio show (yes, sponsored by … It remained in that position until well into the new year. Of course, a lot of those boys were killed in the Battle of the Bulge a few days later."[18]. The melody of "White Christmas" came to Irving Berlin on the set of the musical film "Top Hat" in 1935. 1 album - including song video, artist biography, translations and more! [29], Irving Berlin's opening verse is often dropped in recordings. Diese Interpreten haben den Song "White Christmas" auf ihren Alben gesungen. The Guinness Book of World Records 2009 Edition lists the song as a 100-million seller, encompassing all versions of the song, including albums. 16 on Billboard magazine's pop singles chart in 1942[80] and Charlie Spivak and his Orchestra (with Garry Stevens on lead vocal) released a version for Columbia Records that reached No. [Verse 3] G Am D D7 I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, C Am G Gsus4 G Just like the ones I used to know. [100], Original song written and composed by Irving Berlin, 1942 78 single release of "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby on Decca Records, 18429 A, with Ken Darby Singers and John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra, Matrix # DLA 3009. Bing Crosby originally recorded “White Christmas” back in 1941 for “Kraft Music Hall,” but the recording never survived. Oxford Music Online. 1) Bing's 1976 performance of "White Christmas," where he sings the seldom-heard opening verse. May your days be merry and bright. With Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen. In Songs from the Paramount Pictures Production of Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Expanded Edition) by Rosemary Clooney | Nov 4, 2014 4.1 out of 5 stars 44 The title song “White Christmas” … Their romantic interests, respectively, were Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen (her singing voice dubbed by Gloria Wood). I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the tree tops glisten
And children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be … 2 on Billboard's Rhythm & Blues Records chart. 20 on Billboard's pop singles chart (and again in December 1945, reaching No. The classic was written by Irving Berlin, one of … 75 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in 1999, and No. Lee provides an interesting contrast. The song was written by Berlin for the musical film Holiday Inn, released in 1942. One day he told his secretary, "I want you to take down a song I wrote over the weekend. Lyrics to 'White Christmas' by Bing Crosby: I'm dreaming of a white Christmas Just like the ones I used to know Where the treetops glisten And children listen The film was directed by Michael Curtiz and co-stars Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. [Verse 2] G Am D D7 I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, C Am G Gsus4 G With every Christmas card I write. [2] However, an update in the 2009 edition of the book decided to further help settle the controversy amicably by naming both John's and Crosby's songs to be "winners" by stating that John's recording is the "best-selling single since UK and US singles charts began in the 1950s," while maintaining that "the best-selling single of all time was released before the first pop charts," and that this distinction belongs to "White Christmas," which it says "was listed as the world's best-selling single in the first-ever Guinness Book of Records (published in 1955) and—remarkably—still retains the title more than 50 years later."[26]. Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. I'm dreaming of a white Christmas With every Christmas card I write. Many might argue that there are plenty of other songs that are more noted, but the facts do not lie. [12] Ronald D. Lankford, Jr., wrote, "During the 1940s, 'White Christmas' would set the stage for a number of classic American holiday songs steeped in a misty longing for yesteryear." White Christmas (uncredited) Words and Music by Irving Berlin Sung by Bing Crosby Reprised during the finale by Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and … The composition won the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 15th Academy Awards. Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra (with Bob Carroll on lead vocal) released a version on Capitol Records that reached No. [92] It was released in 1968 on Atco Records as a posthumous single from Otis Redding, and reached No. White Christmas (1942, 1947) - Bing Crosby 2. 35 "The Christmas Waltz" by Frank Sinatra This song was written for Frank Sinatra in 1954, where it first appeared as … “White Christmas” is the world’s most popular Christmas song. [5][9] At first, Crosby did not see anything special about the song. A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general. More info and lyrics: White Christmas; Piano chords. The recording became a chart perennial, reappearing annually on the pop chart twenty times before Billboard magazine created a distinct Christmas chart for seasonal releases. 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Irving Berlin, who wrote White Christmas, reused some songs from his earlier black-and-white film, Holiday Inn. 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. His version of "White Christmas" also … The first performer to record this was Bing Crosby in August of 1942. 21 on Billboard's pop singles chart the same year[84] while Perry Como, with backing orchestration by Lloyd Shaffer, recorded the song for RCA Victor in 1947 and reached No. It is included on A Christmas Gift for You from Philles Records, sung by Darlene Love; on Barbra Streisand's A Christmas Album; on the Carpenters' Christmas Portrait, sung by Karen Carpenter; on Neil Diamond's The Christmas Album; on Bette Midler's Cool Yule; on Libera's Christmas Album; and on Crash Test Dummies' Jingle All the Way. Not Rated | 2h | Christmas, Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance | 15 November 1954 (Brazil) A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.Director: Michael CurtizWriters: Norman Krasna, Norman Panama Stars: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney Oxford University Press. This song is one of the original tracks that appears on Harry Connick Jr.'s Christmas album of the same name, which went triple platinum. The original St. Louis production starred Lara Teeter, Karen Mason, Lauren Kennedy, and Lee Roy Reams, and the 2004 San Francisco production starred Brian D'Arcy James, Anastasia Barzee, Meredith Patterson, and Jeffry Denman … 18 on Billboard's pop singles chart[81] as did Freddy Martin and his Orchestra (with Clyde Rogers on lead vocal) for RCA Victor, reaching No. There's never been such a day ), According to Crosby's nephew, Howard Crosby, "I once asked Uncle Bing about the most difficult thing he ever had to do during his entertainment career… He said in December, 1944, he was in a USO show with Bob Hope and the Andrews Sisters. Irving Berlin wrote all the music for the movie, including of course "White Christmas." ). 1 spot during the holiday seasons of 1945 and 1946 (on the chart dated January 4, 1947), thus becoming the only single with three separate runs at the top of the U.S. charts. Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. Irving Berlin penned "White Christmas" for the classic Christmas movie Holiday Inn, and Bing Crosby delivered a beautifully memorable, if slightly mournful, take on the tune. CD sleeve: Billboard Greatest Christmas Hits (1955 – Present), 1989 Rhino Records Inc. A Christmas Gift for You from Philles Records, Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook, "Guinness Book of Records, 2007 Edition, page 187", "Guinness Book of Records, 2008 Edition, page 181", "Guinness Book of Records, 2009 Edition, pages 14, 15 & 169", "The Best-Selling Record of All. Before 1942, Christmas songs and films had come out sporadically, and many were popular. The Christmas Song (1946, 1953, 1961) - Nat King Cole 3. "White Christmas" is a holiday tradition beloved by millions. The album does not represent the best efforts of any of these talented artists, but it is a solid, reliable piece of entertainment, just as the movie it accompanies is. Although Crosby dismissed his role in the song's success, saying later that "a jackdaw with a cleft palate could have sung it successfully",[19] he was associated with it for the rest of his career. 16). White Christmas, or, as the songwriter who instigated the project would have it, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, was the big holiday movie of 1954 (and, ultimately, the highest grossing picture released during that year). [87], In 1952, Mantovani and his orchestra reached No. 15 on Billboard's Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart in 2003. Directed by Michael Curtiz. Guitar chords and lyrics to White Christmas. Watch the video for White Christmas from The Drifters's Definitive Soul: The Drifters for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. 48 on the UK singles chart. In a UK poll in December 2012, "White Christmas" was voted fourth (behind "Fairytale of New York", "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday" and "Merry Xmas Everybody") on the ITV television special The Nation's Favourite Christmas Song. I'm dreaming of a white Christmas Just like the ones I used to know. G G7 Where the tree tops glisten, C Cm And children listen, G Em Am D D7 To hear the sleigh bells in the snow. But it turns out America's favorite Christmas … [97] Despite not being released as a single, Marco Mengoni's version, released on the compilation album X Factor – The Christmas Album, charted at No. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the version sung by Bing Crosby is There has been confusion and debate on whether Crosby's record is the best-selling single, due to a lack of information on sales of "White Christmas," because Crosby's recording was released before the advent of the modern-day US and UK singles charts. It was certainly a familiar entertainment, distinctly reminiscent of Holiday Inn (1942), with which it shared not only that setting at an inn in New England and the song "White Christmas," but also a full song score by Berlin combining newly written numbers and old standards. I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the tree tops glisten
And children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be … [93] Garth Brooks version included on his first holiday album, Beyond the Season, peaked at No. ... It’s a Christmas song that stands up regardless of the season. This was the last TV performance of the song aired during Crosby's lifetime; the 1977 special, BING CROSBY'S MERRIE OLDE CHRISTMAS, featuring the "Peace On Earth" / "The Little Drummer Boy" duet with the late David Bowie, aired after Bing's death. 1 on Billboard's weekly Christmas Singles chart. 23 on Billboard's pop singles chart; Como recorded a stereo version of the song in 1959. Lyrics Begin: I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know, where the treetops glisten and children listen to hear sleighbells in the snow. [13] Dave Marsh and Steve Propes wrote, "'White Christmas' changed Christmas music forever, both by revealing the huge potential market for Christmas songs and by establishing the themes of home and nostalgia that would run through Christmas music evermore. And that song actually may be a sad one. In 1999, National Public Radio included it in the "NPR 100", which sought to compile the one hundred most important American musical works of the 20th century. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (1949, 1957) - Gene Autry 4. Choose from White Christmas sheet music for such popular songs as White Christmas, Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep, and Sisters. White Christmas was the first movie to be filmed in the new VistaVision process, in Technicolor. Songs like White Christmas, written during the Tin Pan Alley era, had a prescribed format. It inspired musicals and numerous renditions by various artists, and its popularity remains unchanged to this day. Crosby's version of the song also holds the distinction of being ranked No. Andy Williams released this song on his very first Christmas album (there were eight total), The Andy Williams Christmas Album in 1963, which also debuted his own enduring holiday classic " It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year." The new "Snow" and the inevitable title song, done as quartets by Crosby, Kaye, Lee, and Trudy Stevens (who replaced Wood on the recording), give the score its holiday flavor. Berlin rewrote the song with a winter theme for "White Christmas." The song was written by Berlin for the musical film Holiday Inn, released in 1942.The composition won the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 15th Academy Awards. Medley: Old Man/Gee, I Wish I Was Back in the Army, The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing, Medley: Blue Skies/I'd Rather See a Minstrel Show/Mandy. “ White Christmas just like the ones I used to know recorded the song also holds the of... 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