holiday movies: white christmas.

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I adore this movie. White Christmas is my favorite Christmas movie. In fact, I’m going to say it’s one of my all-time favorite movies. I watch it at least once every year and it’s not Christmas until White Christmas has been watched. If you’ve never seen it, here’s what it’s about:

Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye star as Bob Wallace and Phil Davis. Both served in WWII together and when the war was over, the two formed a successful and famous song-and-dance act. When Bob and Phil check out another song-and-dance act called The Haynes Sisters, they are introduced to Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen starring as Betty and Judy Haynes. Phil is immediately smitten with Judy and when he hears the sisters are scheduled to perform over the Christmas holidays at an inn in Vermont, he convinces Bob they should tag along. The foursome arrives at the inn and discover the owner is none other than Bob and Phil’s old general from the war, Major General Waverly. Unfortunately, it’s been a warm winter in Vermont which means there’s no snow, which means the inn is suffering financially. Bob and Phil come up with the genius idea to bring their entire show up to Vermont where they will put on a special Christmas Eve performance, hoping to drum up business for the inn. There’s love and schemes aplenty and the movie ends with the entire cast singing White Christmas as snow falls in the background.

There are so many great things about this movie. Its fun, lively, and the cast is first-rate.

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Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen are all fantastic actors. Everyone can sing and dance and each one brings something special to their character and the movie.

Bing Crosby is such a crooner. Do you think his voice was always that deep?

Danny Kaye provides the perfect amount of comedic relief.

Rosemary Clooney is extremely talented and classy.

And Vera-Ellen is an amazing dancer. I have no doubt Vera-Ellen could dance circles around the professionals on Dancing with the Stars.

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It’s a shame they don’t make movies like this anymore. The costumes are magnificent, the musical score is wonderful and the dancing is amazing. All of the songs were written by Irving Berlin, one of America’s most distinguished composers of the 20th century

I love musicals. Whey have musicals fallen out of favor? Can we please bring musicals back?

I think we can all agree on 3 things:

The scene where the guys perform their rendition of “Sisters” is hilarious:
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Rosemary Clooney’s dress is spectacular:
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Vera Ellen’s waist is tiny:
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This is such a feel-good Christmas movie. Sure, it’s sappy and cheesy and some things don’t exactly fit in the movie. But it always gets me in the Christmas mood.

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5 thoughts on “holiday movies: white christmas.

  1. This is my favorite too. And my Gramps not only noticed Vera-Ellan’s tiny waist, but also those long, very skinny legs. It’s a wonder how she was able to be such a great dancer and stay impossibly thin.

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