The 12 Days of [Christmas songs before] Christmas is a semester break special borrowing from the traditional 12 Days of Christmas (that occur after December 25th). The point is to get you into the spirit of the season by recommending one song per day leading up to Christmas. Members of Camp Realist couldn’t decide whether to go iconic, popular, memorable, or classic. So we narrowed the list down to a bit of each.
Comments are always welcomed. If you have a better version of the song, let me know. Do enjoy and sing along if you’d like! Or if any special memory is associated with the song, feel free to leave a reply.
4 Days before Christmas:
I thought this tune would be appropriate given that we’re ‘pose to have snow by today. (Last I checked when writing this post, it was still rain. We’ll see what gives by the time the post goes live.) Around Camp Realist, every time The Drifters’ version of the song is heard, at least one member needs to break out mouthing the words a-la-Kevin from Home Alone. Goofy and silly, but it puts a smile on all of our faces – and ain’t that what Christmas is all about?
Go ahead, sing along. Just be careful where you splash that aftershave. AAAAAAAAHHHHH!
Stocking stuffer: The Drifters first released their recording of the song in 1954. According to ASCAP, White Christmas is the most recorded holiday song with over 500 versions.