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White Christmas

The phrase White Christmas may be understood in several different ways.

A White Christmas, to most people in the northern hemisphere, refers to snowy weather at Christmas, a phenomenon which is far more common in some countries than in others. For example, in most of the UK, snow is rarely experienced at Christmas except in the mountains.

The song, "White Christmas", by Irving Berlin, was first sung by Bing Crosby in the 1942 musical, Holiday Inn, and, when released as a record, sold over 30 million copies, making it the best-selling recording of all time. The song was re-used as the title theme of the 1954 musical film, White Christmas, which starred Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney. Sometimes described as a sequel to Holiday Inn, it has a completely different story and characters.

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