White Christmas
Bing Crosby Lyrics


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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
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

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Bing Crosby's song "White Christmas" is a dream-like reflection of the idealized image of Christmas that many people hold. Crosby was one of the most popular singers of the mid-twentieth century, and his version of "White Christmas" has become an iconic song, often played in department stores, on the radio and in TV commercials during the holiday season. The song paints a picture of nostalgic, happy Christmases of long ago with soft, melodic music and warm, comforting lyrics.


The first verse of the song sets the tone with Crosby dreaming of the perfect Christmas, just like the ones he used to know. He remembers the glistening tree tops and the sound of children listening for sleigh bells in the snow. The second verse continues with the idea of writing Christmas cards, wishing everyone a bright and merry holiday. The third verse repeats the first, emphasizing the idealized vision of a snowy, white Christmas.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
I wish to experience a Christmas with snowfall and a wintry atmosphere.


Just like the ones I used to know
Similar to the Christmases of my past, where I relished in the beauty of the snow-covered surroundings.


Where the treetops glisten and children listen
In a setting where trees shine and kids pay attention for Santa Claus' arrival.


To hear sleigh bells in the snow
So I can hear the sound of sleigh bells ringing amidst the peaceful and picturesque snowfall.


With every Christmas card I write
As I pen down my Christmas wishes and greetings to my loved ones.


May your days be merry and bright
Wishing for the recipient to have a cheerful and joyous holiday season.


And may all your Christmases be white
Hoping that every Christmas the recipient celebrates is filled with snow and an enchanting winter environment.




Lyrics © Phonographic Digital Limited (PDL), Kanjian Music, Universal Music Publishing Group, O/B/O DistroKid
Written by: Irving Berlin

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@samdixon9075

It might be april 2024...but damn i cant wait for christmas for this song

@HI8US..

Same

@bostnbilly

White Christmas was playing over the public address speakers when the first USNavy ship docked at the Port of New York with sailors who were returning from World War II. No one spoke a word.

@lydiaee6959

Thank you for info Dr Bill

@mr.ramfan8100

Imagine THAT as a welcome home for the soldiers of the greatest generation....

@lilliansteele7165

My dad was on one of the ships that docked there returning soliders of color from WWII. they were grateful to be home and to also start helping to integrate our country often at the loss of lives. Daddy also said that a lot of them felt that they would never see the US again due to combat in WWII. He went onto become one of the first black men to run for County Commissioner here in rural Davie County,NC. He did not win but opened a door of respect for many others.

@donnakoster9795

Thank you for the information. My Dad and Father-in-Law were both in WW2.

@michellestockler1495

Intresting

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@emmanuelferreirapinho1091

Bing Crosby - White Christmas - Feeling nostalgic.. I´ll be 71yrs, old tomorrow Christmas day ( born 1952-12-25). I remember my sisters singing this song so beautifully.🧡❤💙

@mmariw87

Happy birthday!!!❤

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