#22 – Bing Crosby – “White Christmas” – (1942)

One of the standards. I don’t think I really need to describe it much more, although it did hit number on what was then Billboard’s current top chart, the Best Sellers in Stores (now the Hot 100). Among some of the other classics by Bing: “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” (from 1943) and “Happy Holiday” (from 1942). Another number one single was Vaughn Monroe’s “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” (from 1946). From Percy Faith, there was “We Need A Little Christmas,” which was from 1966 (the original Angela Lansbury version is intolerable). And, like Bing, Perry Como also had a string of Christmas song hits (although they weren’t number one): “(There’s No Place Like) Home For The Holidays” and “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas.”