The History of White Christmas

The History of White Christmas

He knew the song was good. Using just 54 words and 67 notes Irving Berlin composed White Christmas over the holiday season of 1940. He liked it so much he told a secretary “I’ve just written a new song. Not only is the best song I’ve ever written, it’s the best song anybody’s ever written.” That was a pretty bold statement for a man who actually could not read a note of music himself or who never experienced Christmas as a child. After all, he was a Jewish-American composer, the son of immigrants whose own holidays as a youth wereRead more