"White Christmas" is considered the most successful song of all times. The remarkable background story tells about Irving Berlin, the writer of this worldwide famous Christmas song, which was created in January 1940. However, it was not until 1941, when Bing Crosby introduced "White Christmas" to the public.
The story tells about the songwriter Irving Berlin, who could neither read nor write. He could not even play an instrument properly. Nonetheless, he writes the most successful (Christmas) song of all times. In 2019 the song is still as popular as in 1941.
Christmas and the Christmas tree go hand in hand in most western traditions. Particularly in Europe, Christmas without a tree is unthinkable. That's after all, where the tradition originated! However, other than in English speaking countries, in Europe Christmas is celebrated on Christmas Eve.
In this blog, I would like to introduce you to one of our regular customers who posted this email to us. She intended to share another side of Christmas with our Australian readers. Here in Australia, we are all to customised to celebrate Christmas in summer. However, in many countries, Christmas is celebrated in the coldest and darkest season of the year. Here is her story:
How to prepare for the Christmas season
With the warmer season upon us, many of us start to think about the coming Christmas season, all the festivities and the school holidays of course. For most families, Christmas is an exceptional time of the year. Friends and families gather and enjoy each other’s company. For others, Christmas is a religious time, where they celebrate the birth of Christ.
No matter how you and your family celebrate this festive time, most likely you will prepare for this season. Maybe start by deciding whether you would like a living Christmas tree this year.