Holiday Smile Song of The Day: The Drifters ‘White Christmas’

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I know you have heard a few dozen versions of this song but I promise that after you listen to this song you will listen to it once a day for the rest of the season.

The original version of “White Christmas” is a 1942 Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. The version sung by Bing Crosby is the world’s best-selling single with estimated sales in excess of 50 million copies worldwide.

The Drifters showcased the talents of lead singer Clyde McPhatter and the bass vocals of Bill Pinkney in 1954, peaking at No. 2 on Billboard’s Rhythm & Blues Records chart. It returned to the same chart in the next two years.

The Drifters rendition of this song can be heard in the films: Home Alone and The Santa Clause. It is my favorite and will make me sing along with it every time I hear it.


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