On This Day

December 25, 1941 – ”White Christmas,” written by the formidable composer and lyricist Irving Berlin receives its world premiere  on Bing Crosby’s weekly NBC radio program, The Kraft Music Hall. It went on to become one of the most commercially successful singles of all time, and the top-selling single ever until being surpassed by Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind 1997.”