May your days be merry and bright

We’re a bit short on snow in my part of the world right now, which is not unusual–it’s still on the early side for the white stuff. Of course, the following song‘s rarely-performed opening verse begins “The sun is shining, the grass is green.”

“White Christmas” by Irving Berlin, sung by The Three Tenors:

Video posted by congodfather. (I think the best bit is when the children’s choir joins in.)

Or, if you prefer, a 2008 cover by Jason:

Video posted by dare2dreamJC

The song was written for the Bing Crosby/Fred Astaire vehicle Holiday Inn and became an instant classic. Crosby’s version of “White Christmas” is the best selling record of all time, the single selling at least 50 million copies; when all the various covers are taken into account, the song is estimated to have sold over 150 million copies. This despite–or perhaps because of?–the fact that it’s not so much about Christmas itself as an ideal or dream of what a Christmas should be.

[NOTE: Since the Crosby’s single was released before singles charts were a thing, I’m going by the conclusions of the researchers at the Guiness Book of World Records.]

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Celebration, FL

We have photos, recaps, and bootleg of Jason’s performance in Celebration’s “A Countdown to Christmas” concert on Saturday, thanks to Copians in da house, whee!

Here’s a photo…

Photo by SameCage

For more pix plus awesome recaps, check out our forums. (I promise, they don’t bite!)

And as for bootleg…

Over the Rainbow:

Video by almagetty

Silent Night:

Video by almagetty


Video by Carmen Friguls

That’s What I’m Here For:

Video by Carmen Friguls

Intro to Let’s Just Fall in Love Again:

Video by Carmen Friguls

You Are:

Video by Carmen Friguls

White Christmas:

Video by Carmen Friguls

Silent Night and Hallelujah:

Video by Carmen Friguls

Thanks for the photos, recap, and bootleg, SameCage, for the super-recap and bootleg, chichi, and the mini (so far)-recap, jblue! Also thanks to ArtTeacher and Jasonized, as always, for bringing goodies back from the wilds of the internet…