This morning, I woke up to snow — and while I may not be a fan of the white stuff, even I must admit that there is something exciting, something magical about snow at this time of year.
On Long Island, a white Christmas is always iffy. More often than not, if there should be any snow, it’s usually washed away by rain or a burst of mild temperatures. Our snowy time arrives after Christmas. Still, the iffiness does nothing to dampen our hope and excitement that this year we will have a “White Christmas.”
While many performers have put their own stamp on this Christmas standard, I’m always drawn to Diana Krall’s version. Her voice, sultry and intimate, feels like a warm blanket — kind of like the one that’s wrapped around me right now, as I watch sugary powder dust and cover everything.
8 thoughts on “Yule Tune: White Christmas (Diana Krall)”
I have never heard this version before. Glad you posted it. : )
Hi Alesia. Diana Krall is my go-to singer whenever I’m in the mood to unwind, jazz out, and enjoy a glass of merlot. 🙂
Simply delightful,Kevin – hope the magic continues! Stay warm.
Hi Flavia. Thanks for stopping by — have a merry and bright season in your part of the world!
‘Autumn Joy’ and its architectural form never disappoints. I never did see snow until I was 13 coming from Australia and it was hard to embrace but it is so forgiving in letting the most marginal of garden space look like a winter wonderland.
Hi Patrick. Like you, I also like Autumn Joy — it’s interesting in all seasons. As for that winter wonderland effect — it’s only short-lived. Once the street grime settles on it, it’s just a big mess. But when it first falls — magical!
I really like that photo of the chair in the snow! I think that would be a great framed graphic–just an aside. 🙂 I have this Diana Krall CD and totally agree with you. She’s wonderful. The white stuff really is beautiful. Terribly inconvenient, I’m sure, but this time of year it must have a certain magical quality!
Hi Debra. The brief snow we had is just about melted — and it will certainly be gone after we experience the record high temps that are predicted for this weekend. I guess I’m dreaming of a green — or brown — Christmas. By the way, thank you for the comments on the photo. Much appreciated.