This is Steve Ember with a VOA Special English holiday program.
Music fills the air. Colorful lights
shine brightly in windows. Children and adults open gifts
from loved ones and friends. These are all Christmas traditions.
Another tradition is snow. Christmas in the northern part of the world comes a few days after the start of winter. In many places, a
blanket of clean white snow covers the ground on Christmas Day. This is what is meant by a "White Christmas."
Of course, many places do not get snow at Christmas.
In fact, they may be very warm this time of year. People who like snow, but live where it is warm, can only
dream of having a white Christmas.
songwriter Irving Berlin
captured these feelings in his song, "White Christmas." Hundreds of singers and musicians have recorded "White Christmas." But the version most people
still know best was
sung by by Bing Crosby.