Xmas songs

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There seems to be some controversy over the use of X representing Christ in Christmas.  According to Snopes, http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/xmasabbr.asp this goes back to the origins of Christianity and the Greek letter Chi (X). It is acceptable for use in our modern times.

letter X

The most popular Christmas song of all time is White Christmas.
Accounts vary as to when and where Irving Berlin wrote the song.One story is that he wrote it in 1940, in warm La Quinta, California, while staying at the La Quinta Hotel, a frequent Hollywood retreat also favored by writer-director-producer Frank Capra, although the Arizona Biltmore also claims the song was written there. He often stayed up all night writing — he told his secretary, “Grab your pen and take down this song. I just wrote the best song I’ve ever written — heck, I just wrote the best song that anybody’s ever written!”

The sun is shining, the grass is green,
The orange and palm trees sway.

There’s never been such a day
in Beverly Hills, L.A.
But it’s December the twenty-fourth,—

And I am longing to be up North—
—Verse dropped from original version

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten
and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white

11 Responses

  1. Karen S.

    One of my most favorite songs!

  2. Thanks for the history of that song.

  3. Would have been a X post for December !

  4. I love that song also. Nice “x” post…

  5. the song sounds much better with that intro dropped. But an interesting little tidbit! {:-D

  6. How interesting that it goes back that far in time.

  7. I always dream of a white Christmas, but it’s highly unlikely in Houston. However, it did snow on Christmas Eve in 2004. I often find myself humming that song to myself at Christmas time.

  8. Love this one, but my favorite is Silent Night.

  9. Laurie you are very hard to find to respond as you have no blogger profile ~ Great post for X ~ very informative and creative ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  10. One of my favorites too! Great post.

  11. We have a crazy heat spell and that song is beautiful and sounds refreshing about now! LOL!

    I am not sure if you know LaVoice (LV) at Thoughts from Meme’s Corner but she fell ill last week and they can not find out what is wrong with her. If you want to send her a card e mail: phamilybusiness1@aim.com and I will give you her address. A few years ago I met her and her niece (Suzanne) ColoradoLady blog. Wonderful people.

    Your post was quite clever. Thank you for sharing.

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