A Toonful White Christmas

Last posted in December 2015

I haven’t posted this in a while (not since 2009, to be exact), and I’d forgotten how cute the cartoon is. The animation was done by cartoonist Joshua Held back in 2002. The song was performed by The Drifters on their Christmas album, released in 1954.

Here’s an interesting note about this version:

“We wanted to do something different with ‘White Christmas’,” Bill Pinkney said in his autobiography, “Drifters 1”. “We did it in a ballad-with-a-beat version that became a big hit. Atlantic [Records] wondered what composer Irving Berlin would think. He surprised everyone when he gave our version his blessings. He really liked it and he contacted Atlantic with a letter of congratulations.”