Thursday, December 17, 2009

I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas

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White Christmas, penned by Irving Berlin, is one of my favorite Christmas songs. The most popular version by far is the classic version by Bing Crosby, which had sold millions and millions of copies throughout the years. This song always reminds me of Christmas as a child. I remember that I always wanted it to snow on Christmas back in those days. I'm posting Bing's rendition of the song, as well as several others for your enjoyment. Let me know which version you like the best.

Bing Crosby:



Dean Martin:



Dolly Parton:



Robbie Williams: This is a more comical version of the song



Celtic Woman:



IL Divo:



Rick Astley:



Andrea Bocelli:



Perry Como:

46 comments:

Maria Confer said...

White Christmas is my favorite holiday movie and when Bing sings it I melt!

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Scott (gotankgo) said...

a holiday musical variety pack - really enjoy the Dean, Dolly and Perry versions

yyam said...

This is my fav. X'mas song! I never knew there were so many versions of it though...thanks for sharing!

Giannis said...

Hello, nothing better, snowing outside, and hearing this magnificent song, of course from Bing Crosby :)

good morning

glaykidarling said...

WOW.....PERFECT!
MERRY CRISTMAS!

janettaylor said...

Just great!


Have a lovely day
Xx

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

Hiiio! thanks for your sweet words, your blog is always on top, I totally love "white x-mas" song!

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Protege said...

I love that song as well.,)
But choosing between these you posted is simply impossible; they all have their own magical appeal.;)
It is quiet a unique collection you put together here.;)
xo
Zuzana

Etrapar said...

first video is so nice ^.^
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Kate said...

I prefer the original. Does that make me boring?

Kate x

Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said...

Yes, a great Christmas song! Bing is classic!!

Leah said...

Love the different renditions of this classic. Thanks for sharing Keith.

Maggi said...

It'll always be Bing's version for me!

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

Nobody does this song quite like Bing, but I do love all of these videos that you posted. I went out and got the Andrea Bocelli Christmas album since you praised it so much.

Wolf Boy said...

There are so many great versions of this song. It sounds like everybody has done their own rendition.

Heavenly Housewife said...

I dont think there is any more classic Christmas song than this one. Great clips.

Marian said...

what great variety! gosh its been snowing lightly on and off here. wish we have a white xmas!
have a good thursday Keith
xx
marian

Will Errickson said...

I love the story about Irving Berlin writing this song: he stayed up all night, then in the morning told his secretary, "Take down this song! I just wrote the best I ever did--hell, I just wrote the best song of all time!"

Dana Andrews said...

Irving Berlin's White Christmas is one of the most beautiful songs I remember. Of course, for me, the best is Bing's version that was the most selling song of all times too. I swonderfull tu remember Bing Crosby and "White Chrsitmas".

Jill said...

I grew up listening to Como...my grandparent's favorite. Such nostalgia!

Sher said...

It wouldn't be Christmas with out watching White Christmas movie. I never knew Rick Astley sang this song before. I love his voice and I have his albums from the 80s. Of course only someone my age would remember him.

Erika said...

Oh, if only a white Christmas could be had in my neck of the woods; but I'm in Southern California, so I truly don't see that happening!!

Love this song! I had no clue there were so many different versions - each one is unique in their own way!! :)

Couture Carrie said...

Love this post, Keith!
This is my favorite xmas song (and I love the movie too!)!

xoxox,
CC

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Keith! Just wanted to come by and say thank you for stopping by my blog and your kind note. Really enjoyed this - I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas always sets the right tone for the season for me. I liked listening to all the versions but the original is my fav.
Speaking of a white Christmas, we woke up to some of the white stuff this morning. I'll be back soon. Have a fabulous day!

sweetpralinemadness said...

Doesn't Andrea Bocelli have an amazing voice? My favorite Christmas movie of all time is White Christmas so my vote has to go to Bing Crosby. Then Andrea Bocelli and finally Dolly. I once saw Dolly Parton in concert. My dad had free tickets. I'm glad I went because I had a lot of fun.

Graham I. Haynes said...

You called it, Bing's is the best. I can't believe you posted Rick Astley! haha... That guy cracks me up for some reason. Probably because I still think of him like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhLxnlNcxv8

James said...

Keith thank you for the wonderful Christmas gift. So many great covers of my favorite Christmas song. Your use of "Holiday Inn" shows your class!

Bob G. said...

FANTASTIC selections for the Christmas season...every one fo them.

"Ring-a-ding ding, baby!"

(said the "chairman of the board")

Nice blog...much success!
In other words...I love it!
(very cool)

Tights Lover said...

Great song. Without a doubt the Bing Crosby version is the very best!

Chessa! said...

that is one of my favorite Christmas songs too. I love this time of year! thanks for all the youtube links!!

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Stephanie said...

Love this post. Fabulous Bing!!! Also, love the Dino one too. :)

Cocktails said...

No competition, Keith, it's Bing Crosby all the way. What a fantastic, timeless song.

drollgirl said...

gah! well guess what song is now stuck in my head?!?!?! ack!

Savvy Gal said...

i am listening to Andrea Bocelli and dreaming of a white x-mas. thanks for sharing with us. have a wonderful day.

clarewbrown said...

Ahhh what a classic song! I love it... and I noticed that you omitted N'Sync's wonderful version of this classic... they totally belong on this list.

...kidding :)

Gingeyginge said...

Thank you for visiting...White Christmas, belongs to Bing...

Kim@ The Girl Can't Help It said...

Aww, great collection of White Christmas clips! When I think of the song, I always think of Bing's version first. Plus, you can't beat the movie of the same name- it's probably my favorite of all Xmas movies! Next to Ralphie, of course. ;)

Mondo said...

Well my fave version is probably by The Ventures. I've never actually seen the film, but will be watching It's a Wonderful Life this weekend

Winnie said...

So many versions! I like the original versions.

Diva said...

One of my favorite Christmas songs is "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" sung by the great Judy Garland in "Meet me in St Louise" ! :)

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

No one can touch Bing Crosby with the White Christmas song. My fav as well.

Cheers,
Christina
Fabulous Finds Gal

FashionJazz said...

Oh I luv this!! It really feels like christmas now : )

stylewithbenefits said...

Thanks for sharing these. Besides Jingle Bells, I think this song was the one I sang the most as a kid. Brings back such fond memories! :)

xo, Becs

Daniela said...

Wow, there are so many versions! I prefer the original though. I also like Dean Martin's and Dolly's. :)

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Maria Jensen said...

Dino version is and will forever be the best one :D! But Perry Como isn´t too bad either! Great post Keith : )

Have a great weekend : )