View Full Version : Identify this version of "White Christmas" please?

11-30-2006, 10:01 PM
Yes, it's "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas", but who sings it? It's moderately up-tempo, features male or maybe co-ed vocals in the back of each verse singing (approximately) "Shoap dope, shoap-di-dope-di-dope". If I were going to teleport myself to where this song originated, I would expect sequins, velvet, and martinis. The clothing this version wears is flashy lounge wear -- not quite "Vegas, baby!" but a little cheesier than "Vegas." The lead singer isn't snapping his fingers, but he's leaning the microphone over and making that finger-snappy gesture, I can just tell.

It's been almost 15 years since I heard it. Help me find it again, please?

11-30-2006, 10:25 PM
If you're thinking of the version heard in Home Alone (it's played at the scene where Kevin splashes on the after shave), then according to the soundtrack (http://www.amazon.com/Home-Alone-Original-Picture-Soundtrack/dp/B0000027BR) , it's done by The Drifters.

12-01-2006, 06:57 AM
It's been even longer since I saw Home Alone, but I'll try to find a clip on Amazon or CDNow. It seems very likely to me that you're right, given the situation I heard it in (part of a high school Christmas skit).

12-01-2006, 03:16 PM
Try the second audio sample in this link. (http://www.towerrecords.com/product.aspx?pfid=1020432&title=Christmas+Classics+(Rhino)&artist=Various+Artists)

Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil@straightdope.com

Send comments about this website to: webmaster@straightdope.com

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Publishers - interested in subscribing to the Straight Dope?
Write to: sdsubscriptions@chicagoreader.com.

Copyright 2018 STM Reader, LLC.