GIFTGUIDE - WHITE CHRISTMAS
All I want for Christmas is ...
DAL 1926 Christmas has been tinged in white, as per Bing Crosby's famous "White Christmas” song: An avalanche of gifts, some already opened, some not, are the snowy new items dropping on Davide Cenci's signature tree.
Shiny treetops, flying sleighs with bells that jingle as they fly over freshly fallen white snow feature in one of the most famous and symbolic of Christmas songs: we are obviously talking about Bing Crosby's "White Christmas", and of the countless other versions of this classic. We can count at least fifteen from The Beach Boys to Elvis Presley, Lady Gaga to Frank Sinatra, and Michael Bublé.
But how many other tunes and melodies have celebrated the notion of purity linked into common imagery of rhythmically cascading velvety flakes and whiteness? "Last Christmas" by Wham! with a completely captivating George Michael, "All I Want For Christmas Is You" linked with female vocals by Mariah Carey and the timeless Jingle Bells in its various versions are other cornerstones of one of the most anticipated times of the year.