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SPECIAL PROGRAM - White Christmas: One of the Best Loved Holiday Songs

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&raquo Download Audio(mp3) By Jerilyn Watson 2007-12-22 This is Steve Ember with a VOA Special English

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by jerilyn watson
2007-12-22

this is steve ember with a voa special english holiday program.

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white christmas

music fills the air. colorful lights shine brightly in windows. children and adults open gifts from loved ones and friends. these are all christmas traditions.

another tradition is snow. christmas in the northern part of the world comes a few days after the start of winter. in many places, a blanket of clean white snow covers the ground on christmas day. this is what is meant by a "white christmas."

of course, many places do not get snow at christmas. in fact, they may be very warm this time of year. people who like snow, but live where it is warm, can only dream of having a white christmas.

american songwriter irving berlin captured these feelings in his song, "white christmas." it is one of the most popular christmas songs of all time.

the opening words explain why the singer is dreaming of a white christmas. most people never hear these words so they never really understand the true meaning of the song. here's how it starts:

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