Thursday, December 8, 2016

White Christmas

Did you know that "White Christmas", which was released in 1942 and sung by Bing Crosby, is the best selling single of all time. Sales are estimated to be in excess of 100 million copies worldwide. And together with other versions, the sales are over 150 million. That's a whole lot of White Christmas!



Speaking of the white stuff, the abundance of snow we got a few days ago has all melted. We're back to a green Christmas over here but by the weekend we should be getting back into the game. I'm not the biggest fan of snow but I do like it around the holidays. Makes it that much more festive. Then as soon as Christmas is over BAH HUMBUG I want it gone.



Do you typically get snow in the winter or do you live in an area where you wear flip flops year round? While you answer that, I'll go ahead and share a version of the song "White Christmas" that I really like. It's by the English rock band, The Moody Blues. Sorry, Bing...


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  1. That's a very nice version! It's a magical song.

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    1. It really is! And so many nice versions of it, too.

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  2. Always a favorite Christmas song :) I have to laugh when I hear it on the radio here; there is no chance of getting a White Christmas in Phoenix :)

    betty

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    1. That would be surprising, wouldn't it, if you got snow there!

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  3. I only saw one Christmas with snow. It was weak, but it was Christmas snow.

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    1. Occasionally we have no snow at Christmas. It just doesn't feel the same for us.

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  4. Here in Oregon our mountains get bountiful snow, while the valleys rarely see a flake. I like that I can choose to see snow but don't have to live with it every day.

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  5. My Rare One and I listened to Der Bingle while putting up her tree on Saturday night. The man is the Voice of Christmas alright.

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    1. He sure is. Some singers have the most amazing voices.

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  6. When it snows here in the far west coast it is wet and heavy. Terrible to drive in. We are supposed to get a dump tomorrow and I'm not looking forward to it.

    Love the "nope". 😁

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    1. Your weather is probably not cold enough. When we get wet snow, it's the worst. It is really hard to shovel.

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  7. I had no idea, but it's a great song.
    Brrr, I can't believe I'm in CA, inside my carpeted apt, wrapped in a thick comforter with the heater blasting and thinking about hot chocolate. Hey, why am I merely thinking about it? Be right back, Martha. Would you like some too?

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    1. Yes, please! And a couple of cookies to go with it would be nice :)

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  8. Hot here in Sydney Australia! Christmas means seafood and mangoes. Actually I still cook a turkey, but with the air con on all day to mitigate the heat coming from the oven. We are getting a swimming pool put in, a bit sad it won't be ready for Christmas Day that would have been awesome.

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    1. Very cool about the swimming pool. I bet you're enjoy it on those hot days!

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  9. I love White Christmas. I sing it all the time, but no one pays me for it the way they did Bing. Not fair. I've lived in places where we had lots of snow. I've been in Florida for seven and a half years. Supposedly one year we had flurries on Christmas morning. Someone posted photos on Facebook. I was asleep when it happened and didn't care that I missed it.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. At least you've actually seen snow. There are people that have never seen it in person their whole lives. A bit of a mystery for them!

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    2. I'm always shocked when people tell me they've never seen snow, but many Floridians never leave Florida.

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    3. There are so many people around the world that have never seen snow. It's much too warm where they live. I've been to Mexico and to a few places in the Caribbean, and snow is something they only know in photos!

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  10. I'll have to admit that I have a copy of white Christmas. I still like it.

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  11. I have a hard time enjoying Bing's version since he was such a jackass. But that's just me. ;)

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    1. I actually don't know anything about him! Maybe he was. And I prefer other versions to this song, like the one included. Bing was way before my time.

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  12. Snow here. Every once in a while we get a green Christmas, but certainly lots of snow throughout the winter (just like you - we probably live about six hours apart, Martha). I love White Christmas. I also love Silver Bells. -Jenn

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    1. I imagine our winters are extremely similar. Once in awhile we get a green winter but mostly we have snow. I actually prefer it that way.

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  13. Beautiful song. I don't need a white Christmas though, we see plenty of that in Massachusetts all winter :)

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    1. That is a lovely state. I have family there and I've visited many times. But never in the winter!

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  14. Here in the UK we can get away with not having any snow all year and that suits me just fine. I agree it's beautiful but a real nightmare on the roads. At the moment we having quite mild weather too.

    I'd be interested to know just how many artists have covered White Christmas. I must have at least 30 versions of the song in my music collection.

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    1. I actually looked it up yesterday, and although I didn't count or pay attention to the total as I scanned through the list, there are dozens!

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  15. It's 50/50 here.....some years no snow at Christmas. But as 'luck' will have it, it snowed a bit here in Nova Scotia last night. It will all be gone by noon I figure.

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    1. Perhaps you'll have some this year, Jim. You just never know!

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  16. Don't get snow, don't wear flip flops and don't celebrate Christmas...

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  17. I have been searching for that Bing Crosby album on vinyl FOREVER, but alas no one seems to want to part with one on ebay.

    There's a 50/50 chance of a white Christmas here in the Hudson Valley. I always wish for snow. I'd be happy if we had winter all year to be honest...

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    1. I'd be happy to send you a lot of our winter to fill in the gaps! :)

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  18. Loved, loved, 💖, this post and that video of Santa's helpers...way cute!!!
    I am in my Christmas mode. My decorating is finished and all the presents are wrapped and under the tree 🎄🎄🎄

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    1. Glad you liked it, Jan! Sounds like you're really in the Christmas spirit 🎄

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  19. Such a great song ... I think we shall be singing the words for many years to come!

    All the best Jan

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    1. I know! I just love it. My cats would do something like that.

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  21. Love the song but then I generally love most Christmas carols.

    Here in Kansas it is rare to get enough snow in December to cover the ground but it has happened. We can always hope I guess. We had a light snow last week that just dusted the lawns and didn't stick around very long.

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    1. Sometimes we have Christmas without snow. It's not often, and when it happens it feels strange for us. It's just not the same. I guess it all depends where you live!

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