“White Christmas” is a song by Irving Berlin who wrote it in 1940 in California. According to the Guinness World Records, the version by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single of all time, with sales more than 100 million copies worldwide. Crosby’s version of the song is #2 on the “Songs of the Century” list (#1 is Judy Garland’s “Over the Rainbow”). The song is a Christmas classic and many artists sing it all over the world.

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I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the tree tops glisten
And children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow

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I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days, may your days, may your days
Be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white

Song lyrics with translation: white-christmas

Classic verison with lyrics:

Modern version by Michael Bublé

Vocabulary

according to …  ‘According to the Guinness World Records’
more than …     ‘more than 100 million copies’
just like …          ‘just like the ones…’ / ‘just like you’ 
may … be …      ‘May your days be merry and bright, and may all your Christmas’s be white’
version,  single,  copy,  best-selling
worldwide = all over the world
century = a hundred years
to dream (of)    ‘I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
to glisten           ‘the tree tops glisten
sleigh                  ‘to hear sleigh bells in the snow
merry, bright   ‘May your days be merry and bright’

Grammar

wrote – Past Simple of ‘write’
I’m dreaming – Present Continious of ‘dream’
I used to know – ‘to be used to …’

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