No Christmas Is Complete Without Linda Ronstadt’s Downright Heavenly Rendition Of “White Christmas”
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A Very Ronstadt Christmas
Catapulted into fame when Bing Crosby recorded it in 1941, Irving Berlin’s nostalgic “White Christmas” had new life breathed into it when 70s siren Linda Ronstadt recorded a cover in 2000. It was featured on her critically acclaimed Christmas album A Merry Little Christmas and with its warm, buttery sound was a gorgeous departure from Ronstadt’s country rock sound, sounding every bit like the warm childhood memories of home and family the holidays stir up.
Fun Fact: Bing Crosby’s version of “White Christmas” is the world’s best-selling single with estimated sales in excess of 100 million copies worldwide. Other versions of the song, along with Crosby’s, have sold over 50 million copies.
It doesn’t much matter how grown up you are – when Linda sings this jolly Christmas staple, you’re immediately blasted back to ugly sweaters and hot cocoa, Christmas trees and mom’s homemade sugar cookies. That’s not just the power of a song made to stand the test of time, it’s the power of a singer like Linda Ronstadt using only her memories of what home feels like to color everything she lends her voice to. No matter where you are in the world or what “home” may be to you, here’s wishing you the absolute merriest of Christmases!