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"The best things...happen when you're dancing..."

  • Dec 13, 2010
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The story opens during WWII, as two soldiers are putting on a Christmas Eve show near enemy lines.  Flash forward a few years and the soldiers (Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye) are now successful Broadway entertainers.  They fall for a nightclub sister-act (Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen) and the foursome spend Christmas in Vermont at an inn that just happens to be owned by their beloved old colonel (Dean Jagger) who's down on his luck.
 
This wonderful musical is my favorite Christmas movie; it's sentimental and sweet and has four hugely talented stars.  The Irving Berlin songs are upbeat and lovely and, of course, the classic "White Christmas" tugs at your heart.  Bing plays the sensible, hard-working guy who funnyman Danny is always trying to marry off.  Rosemary is a sensitive singer and Vera-Ellen is a dazzling dancer.  They have such a good time together that viewers can't help but be carried away by the pure joy of it all. 
 
This movie is firmly-rooted in the fifties, purely G-rated and many call it corny, but I love this kind of movie.  I can't count the number of times I've seen and yet it's never gotten old for me.  The actors are beautiful, the romance is innocent, and the happy-ever-after finale with everyone dressed in red and white amid gently falling snow is unforgettable.  If you like movies the way they used to be made, you'll love "White Christmas."


The whole family can enjoy "White Christmas."

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December 13, 2010
Great film! Unfortunately they just don't make 'em like this one anymore. Enjoyed your review!
 
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review by . December 12, 2010
Hey, gang, let's put on a show!
Yesterday flipping around the channels I hit upon White Christmas, that old chestnut starring Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Dean Jagger, and dancer Vera-Ellen. I first saw this movie as a child, long, long ago, and have never forgotten that final scene with the entire cast in red and white, singing the title song with snow floating down all around. Magical. Today, the plot is, well, nothing less than corny, but you've got to hand it to the stars - they were talented, show biz pros. …
Quick Tip by . July 25, 2010
When I see this movie at Christmas, it always makes me a little sad. But it's one of those movies you can't help but watch again and again.
review by . November 04, 2001
Pros: It's clean, uplifting, no sex, no murders, no drugs, no computer generated monsters      Cons: a little 'over done' and boring for todays jaded audiences     The Bottom Line: Everyone needs magic     The Oracle says: Danny Kaye has a Bacon number of 3.      Danny Kaye was in Five Pennies, The (1959) with Tuesday Weld    Tuesday Weld was in Feeling Minnesota (1996) with Courtney Love    Courtney …
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