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White Christmas Overview:

White Christmas (1954) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Michael Curtiz .

Academy Awards 1954 --- Ceremony Number 27 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - SongMusic and Lyrics by Irving BerlinNominated
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Holiday Inn (1942): White Christmas and Blackface

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Let me put this out in the open. Christmas movies are some of the most difficult films to regard subjectively because the majority of them are either tied to our childhood and fond memories, which are as much a part of the experience, or the alternative; they were not a part of our traditions at all... Read full article


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Win tickets to see “White Christmas” on the big screen!? In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sun Dec 9 and Wed Dec 12! “How can a guy THAT ugly have the nerve to have sisters?” CMH continues into our?3rd year of our partnership with Fathom Events?- with the?13th?of our 13 movie tick... Read full article


25 Days of Christmas: White Christmas (1954)

on Dec 20, 2017 From Journeys in Classic Film

This originally ran December 14th, 2011. ?Really my thoughts on this film haven’t changed. ?I still adore Vera-Ellen‘s dancing but I don’t love this movie.? Yep, it’s official: I’m not a Bing Crosby fan. ?It’s not the movies themselves that are bad, but as an acto... Read full article


25 Days of Christmas: White Christmas (1954)

on Dec 17, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

This originally ran December 14th, 2011. ?Really my thoughts on this film haven’t changed. ?I still adore Vera-Ellen‘s dancing but I don’t love this movie.? Yep, it’s official: I’m not a Bing Crosby fan. ?It’s not the movies themselves that are bad, but as an acto... Read full article


White Christmas: Still More, Behind the Scenes

By C. S. Williams on Dec 7, 2016 From Classic Film Aficionados

White Christmas the Music: Contractual obligations to Columbia records prevented Rosemary Clooney from recording the cast album for the movie “White Christmas”, because it was with Decca; Peggy Lee stepped in for the official movie release. Clooney got her due with a Columbia release wit... Read full article


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Quotes from

Emma Allen: [Regarding the inn] This place used to be a grist mill and a barn. Now it's a Tyrolean haunted house.


Bob Wallace: Miss Haynes, if you're ever under a falling building and someone offers to pick you up and carry you to safety, don't think, don't pause, don't hesitate for a moment, just spit in his eye.
Betty Haynes: What did that mean?
Bob Wallace: It means we're going to Vermont.


Phil Davis: [Looking at Judy; to Bob] Hey, how about those big brown eyes?
Bob Wallace: [Looking at Betty] No, they're blue.
Phil Davis: [Still looking at Judy] Brown.
Bob Wallace: [Still looking at Betty] Uh-uh, blue.
Phil Davis: [Follows Bob's gaze and sees Betty] Oh, yeah. *Deep* blue.


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Facts about

Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney all died at the same age: 74.
Although this movie musical has been a beloved favorite for decades - especially at Christmastime - there has never been an official "original soundtrack" album released in any form. Decca controlled the soundtrack rights, but Rosemary Clooney was under exclusive contract to Columbia, who would not allow her to appear on a competing label. As a result, Decca and Columbia each released their own White Christmas albums in 1954, although neither is an official soundtrack. Decca's album featured the movie cast minus Rosemary Clooney, with Peggy Lee taking over Clooney's part. Columbia's album had Rosemary Clooney singing 8 songs from the film. Both albums have been issued on CD in recent years.
Even though Betty was the elder of the Haynes sisters, Rosemary Clooney was actually seven years younger than Vera-Ellen in real life.
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