The Drifters - White Christmas

The Drifters

White Christmas

Atlantic Records

Release Date: November 30th, 1954

Words by: Whaley Big Jesus
November 24th, 1962

Possibly my favourite christmas carol, mind you that's not saying much. I'm not one for rushing out and picking up the latest christmas album every year. Don't get me wrong, I love christmas, but musically the greatest thing that's ever happened over the season-to-be-merry in my opinion, was when Rage Against The Machine took out the top chart position as part of a quality prank campaign a few years back.

Needless to say then, 'white christmas' is a hard sell for me. But The Drifters do about as well as I could have hoped for here. It doesn't grind on me too much, the lyrics aren't delivered in a painfully earnest way, and in many respects it casts my mind back to the opening credits of just about any Nora Ephron picture. That is to say, it's pleasant; comforting even.

Can't you just picture Billy Crystal and Meggy Ryan clumsily hauling a chrissy tree across a snowed covered Tompkins park to this one? You're lying if you say no.

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