I suspect most of my readers weren’t around when the Christmas movie, White Christmas debuted. I am guessing everyone has either heard the song from the movie or watched the classic.
Here’s the original trailer from 1954:
White Christmas, the movie, has it all romance, Rogers and Hammerstein songs, Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney singing, Danny Kaye dancing. Nothing sets the holiday mood better for me than an evening by the fire, bag of popcorn in hand and watching the musical set in New England.
Of my top holiday movies for the season, White Christmas is right up there with It’s A Wonderful Life.
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 song does bring on images of Christmas past and the promise of Christmases future, especially since the iconic, secular song was written tongue-in-cheek by Irving Berlin, a Jew who did not much care for the holiday.
This year we’ll have a true white Christmas. The snow dumped in the Rio Grande National Forest over Thanksgiving has yet to melt. Local folks tell me it won’t until spring.
And, more snow is drifting to the ground today as another winter storm passes through.
But I digress…
YOUR TURN: What’s your favorite holiday movie for getting you in the holiday spirit?