Merry Christmas - Bing Crosby - Jim Critcher
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Merry Christmas – Bing Crosby

Merry Christmas – Bing Crosby

No, I’m not THIS old. BUT, Bing can flat sing a Christmas carol. These are standards, classics that you’ve heard somewhere, everywhere most of your life. This album, Merry Christmas, first released in 1949(!) has never been out of print since that time. But it’s one single from this album that deserves particular mention.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, White Christmas holds the honor of being the best-selling single in history with sales of 50 million copies. The significance does not stop with sales figures. National Public Radio, in 1999, compiled a list entitled the “NPR 100” which attempted to chronicle the 100 most important musical works of the 20th century. Bing’s version of White Christmas was ranked as #2, outranked only by Judy Garland’s Over the Rainbow. 

Santa and gifts. Trees and lights. Bing and Christmas. Classics.