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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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Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: White Christmas” (Giveaway runs through November 24)

By Annmarie Gatti on Oct 28, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

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


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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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: [into his water glass] Pushing, pushing.


Bob Wallace: Where's all the snow?
Emma Allen: We bring it indoors during the day!


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Facts about

For the song "Gee, I Wish I Was Back In The Army", there is the lyric, "Jolson, Hope And Benny all for free". This is a reference to three wartime entertainers: Al Jolson, Bob Hope and Jack Benny. The original words were "Crosby, Hope and Jolson all for free", but the lyric was changed because with Crosby in the cast the original lyric would break the fourth wall.
Third of three films to feature Bing Crosby singing "White Christmas".
The song "Snow" was written by Irving Berlin a while before the film was made but with a different lyric and title and indeed subject (it had nothing to do whatsoever with snow): it was called "Free" and it was recorded by the composer.
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