Originally written by Irving Berlin and first made popular by Bing Crosby back in the early 1940’s, White Christmas has gone on to become one of the most covered Christmas/holiday songs of all time.
This Penn’s Pick Playlist features 15 of the most diverse versions ever recorded. From the guitar driven Punk of Bad Religion, to the lush vocal harmonies of the Beach Boys, to the brass driven Pop of Chicago and the smooth Jazz of Kenny G, all share the commonality of putting a unique stamp on this timeless classic…while remaining true to the essence of the original.
As a songwriter or producer, achieving the perfect balance between familiarity and originality is one of, if not THE most important keys to success.
Enjoy, and Happy Holidays!