Is Bing Crosby the uncrowned King of Christmas Songs?
Harry Lillis more popularly known as Bing Crosby was born on May 3rd 1903 and died on October 14th 1977. He became very popular and much loved for his unique easy on the ears, crooning singing style.
Crosby’s record sales and chart hit’s make him one of the most successful musical artists of the 20th century. He accumulated an impressive 23 gold and platinum records. His rendition of the Irving Berlin song, White Christmas is as popular today as it was when it was first sung in the Movie ” Holiday Inn” back in 1942.
This world famous Christmas song was by no means the only seasonal tune that came from Bing’s Lips. There was also the famous collaboration with David Bowie in 1977 of the 1957 song Litttle Drummer Boy. There were many more.
Bing Crosby has recorded many other Christmas songs including;
1 I Saw Three Ships
2 Silent Night
3 It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
4 Adeste Fidelis; Oh Come all ye Faithful
5 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
6 Faith Of Our Fathers
7 I’ll Be Home For Christmas
8 Christmas In Killarney
9 We Three Kings of Orient Are
10 Away in a Manger
11 O Fir Tree Dark
12 Deck the Halls
13 Good King Wenceslas
14 The Christmas Song
15 Baby it’s cold outside
16 Do you hear what I hear
17 Frosty the Snowman
18 Happy Holidays
19 Here comes Santa Clause
20 have yourself a Merry little Christmas
21 Little Jack Frost Get Lost
22 Oh Holy Night
23 Rudolph the red nosed reindeer
24 Santa Clause is coming to town
25 Silver bells
26 The First Noel
27 The little drummer boy
28 The Twelve days of Christmas
29 Winter Wonderland
30 You’re all I want for Christmas
31 Angels We Have
Oh and I should not forget Number 32 on the list. White Christmas.
This makes Bing Crosby one of the most prolific and one of the most listened to Christmas song performers of all time.