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December 15, 2021
“[Irving] Berlin was asked how ‘a member of the Jewish faith’
could write [the song] ‘White Christmas.’
‘I know how,’ he said in a 1954 interview.
‘I wrote it as an American.’
--White Christmas: The Story of an American Song, p. 69
White Christmas: The Story of an American Song by Jody Rosen. New York: Scribner, 2002.
It may be hard to believe in this day and age, but there was a time in the not too distant past when popular Christmas songs weren’t played ad infinitum on the...
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