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A croon for those longing for the Dickens-esque Christmas Carol white blankets of old. Bing Crosby’s version remains one of the best selling singles of all time and, with heart-warming lyrics about ‘glistening treetops’ and heart-wrenching memories of Christmases at home - “just like the ones I used to know” - you’d have to be Scrooge himself not to hear why.
Fact: the song’s writer Irving Berlin’s opening verse is often dropped from many of its covers. Darlene Love’s take on A Christmas Gift for You From Phil Spector is one of the few to include it.
Written by: Irving Berlin
"White Christmas. Bing Crosby's classic epitomises all that we would wish Christmas was. Merry Christmas." (Thanks, andrewrg)
"+10.000 - I'm filling up already, just has warm fond memories of my childhood and watching the Morecambe & Wise Christmas show - who want's to be an adult... work, bills, stress? Bet all this means jack shit to the younger guys here... it was back in the days when life was analogue... sigh." (Thanks, cosmiccarrot)
"I Believe in Father Christmas - Greg Lake
In Dulci Jubilo - Mike Oldfield
Excellent. If one of these doesn't win there is no justice in the world." (Thanks, BucketheadRules)