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‘White Christmas’ by Irving Berlin, Bing Crosby made Christmas a celebration for all Americans

BY: - December 24, 2023

Irving Berlin was a Jewish immigrant who loved America. As his 1938 song “God Bless America” suggests, he believed deeply in the nation’s potential for goodness, unity and global leadership. In 1940, he wrote another quintessential American song, “White Christmas,” which the popular entertainer Bing Crosby eventually made famous. But this was a profoundly sad […]