UPDATED: Friday Featured Track for Dec. 25, 2009: "White Christmas"
UPDATE: Since I was on vacation Christmas week, I chose “White Christmas” as my FFT before the Christmas Eve Blizzard of ’09 swept through the state, dumping 14 inches of snow in Oklahoma City and causing havoc. After the harrowing, and lingering, aftermaths of that huge winter storm, I may never listen to the song “White Christmas” again.
The song that has been on my brain the most this Christmas week:
- “White Christmas,” written by Irving Berlin.
Merry Christmas! It’s time to celebrate, and there’s no better way to mark the holidays than listening to holidays standards and carols.
Seasonal favorites don’t get any bigger or more iconic than “White Christmas.” After all, the Bing Crosby rendition of Berlin’s classic is the best-selling record of all time. His performance of the song actually was the musical centerpiece of two big musicals, “Holiday Inn” and “White Christmas”; the latter ranks as one of my all-time favorite holiday films.
Of course, Crosby’s classical version isn’t the only rendition of “White Christmas.” The Drifters’ 1954 rendition was an R&B hit, but many people know it from John Hughes’ 1990 movie “Home Alone.”
And Oklahoma City psychedelic rockers The Flaming Lips have been known to perform the song on occasion.
Enjoy these three versions of this holiday favorite. And have a wonderful Christmas Day!
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