"White Christmas" was written by Irving Berlin for the 1942 movie "Holiday Inn" starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. The song won the Academy Award for best song in 1942. It went on inspire another movie, 1954's "White Christmas" starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen. "White Christmas" is one of the most performed Christmas songs of all time.
This piece is performed by the Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra and is brought to Hark! courtesy of Mark Palatucci, a member of the orchestra and a friend of Greg's from the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. This recording is from the orchestra's Christmas concert on December 14, 2009.
Performed by the Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra
Words and music: Irving Berlin, 1940.