A Perennial Favourite

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White Christmas

Guess what was on TV last night?

Oh, darn, you guessed it!

White Christmas is one of those movies that bears repeating, but, as I suggested to my wife, Susan, last night, I remember the original version better. What original version? Holiday Inn.

The fact that they used the same set for the inn makes it feel like coming back home.

However, the 1942 film has a ‘blackface’ performance, which is nowhere to be seen in 1954, even though there is a reference to a Minstrel show. And in those 1950’s days of white bread, it’s not surprising that there are no cast members from visible minorities.

And the ending, seen above, has a gaggle of awkward dancing children, which I found a bit off-putting. No doubt they were related to members of the film crew.

But the song, as always, is worth the price of admission, especially sung by Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney. And with a bit of luck, their dream will come true, this year.

About cdsmiller17

I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And I am experimenting with birth and death charts.
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3 Responses to A Perennial Favourite

  1. Every Christmas season, I hope to watch White Christmas. It is one of three movies that I do want to watch over the Holidays- all three have already been watched

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