Getting in the holiday spirit during this season is proving hard for many of us. Since we’re hanging close to home, we’re watching classic movies.
I suspect most of my readers weren’t around when White Christmas debuted in 1954. But, I’m guessing everyone has heard the song and many watched the classic.
White Christmas is right up there at the top of favorite Christmas movies with It’s A Wonderful Life. Nothing sets the holiday mood better for me than a bag of popcorn in hand and watching the musical set in New England.
White Christmas has it all — romance, Rogers and Hammerstein songs, Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney singing, Danny Kaye dancing.
Below is a clip of my favorite scene. I love the costumes, the dancing, and the singing.
Now don’t you feel more in the holiday spirit?
Ironic that hearing the classic song brings on images of Christmas past and the promise of Christmases future, especially since it was written tongue-in-cheek by Irving Berlin, a Jew who did not much care for the holiday.
Do you have a favorite classic holiday movie for getting in the holiday spirit?