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    I learned this last night from NPR:

    Irving Berlin's opening bars are often dropped in recordings, but are included on A Christmas Gift for You from Philles Records, sung by Darlene Love, on Barbra Streisand's A Christmas Album, on The Carpenters Christmas Portrait sung by Karen Carpenter, on Bette Midler's Cool Yule, on Libera's Christmas Album and on Crash Test Dummies' Jingle All the Way.

    The sun is shining, the grass is green,
    The orange and palm trees sway.

    There's never been such a day
    in Beverly Hills, L.A.
    But it's December the twenty-fourth,—

    And I am longing to be up North—
    —Verse dropped from original version

    Wikipedia: White Christmas (song)

    "Upward, not Northward" - Flatland, by EA Abbott

    by linkage on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 06:12:35 PM PST

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