There is perhaps not a single song that better captures the spirit of the season than “White Christmas.” The late songwriter Irving Berlin was inspired to compose his most enduring musical legacy after spending a lonely Christmas in Beverly Hills, separated from his family. Set against the idealized backdrop of glistening treetops and sleigh bells in the snow, the song tugs at the heartstrings and paints a vivid picture of the longing for the human connection that seems especially keen during the holidays. Whether simple nostalgia or utter magic, Christmas, more than any other time of the year, seems to evoke in each of us a desire to seek out our loved ones, our friends, and our neighbors. And though any excuse for a tea party will do, we can think of no theme more appropriate or breathtakingly lovely than one inspired by the most popular Christmas song ever recorded and the simple but poignant sentiment it imparts.
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