UPDATE: December 1, 2011 -- I've noticed that this post has been getting a ton of hits from Google and Pinterest and if you are visiting, I just wanted to say hello and welcome! White Christmas truly is a Christmas classic and I will no doubt watch it a dozen times before NYE. Hope you love it, too!
Merry Christmas! --Katie
Not to be confused with these "sisters."White Christmas, which she convinced him to watch with her recently. While we had dinner last week, the subject of this movie came up and Mel and I argued that it was one of the best Christmas movies. Matt was unmoved. So, on this snowy Sunday, I decided I would rewatch the movie (like that was a chore!) and make notes, proving that I was, as usual, correct. Here's the proof:
The Cast - Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen should be enough. I mean, seriously, the banter alone should win this argument. Anytime "the couples" have one-on-one screen time, it melts the scenery. But to make things even better, you bring in Mary Wickes as Emma Allen (who was also the crotchety nun in the Sister Act movies, and it's darn near perfect.
Snappy Dialogue - I love when writers do a great job, but don't seemed too pleased with themselves at the same time. The "engagement" scene between Vera and Danny alone is argument enough, but you throw in a few of the General's deadpans and Emma's sharp wit and you've got yourself some dialogue! I suppose some of this is due to my general belief that I was born in the wrong era. I love the 40s/50s feel of this movie in general. Bing and his pipe, the warm Vermont ski lodge. It's just ideal! (tee hee!)
The Fashion - No list was longer than the dresses I coveted! It's not like they started with women that were hard to make stunning...
I think I've clearly made my case. Of course, judging from all the love I got on here last week for loving this movie, I don't think it's you all who need convincing! I will, however, be sharing my notes with my sister-in-law! I'm sure if Matt watched it just one more time, he'd see exactly why it's so great!