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First of all, lemme just ask you guys this, why aren’t men this charming anymore?! Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye are absolutely gorgeous and talented. They can sing, dance, they’re war heroes, they’re businessmen, and actors. I fall in love with these wonderful men from the 40s and 50s every year around the holidays. As you can probably already tell, I love vintage, black and white musicals and romantic comedies. They’re simple yet entertaining and elegant.
White Christmas is no exception. The main thing I love about this film is the comedic timing between Crosby and Kaye. They’re hilarious together and the opening scene during the war when Crosby is singing “White Christmas” is just breathtaking. I couldn’t pick a favorite character if you asked me to, but I am a big fan of Phil Davis (Kaye) and Judy (Vera-Ellen). They crack me up, but their sexual tension in the scene where Judy proposes that they get engaged is so silly it gives me butterflies!
Of course, there are many plot lines in White Christmas but Crosby and Kaye with the help of the sisters (Rosemary Clooney & Vera-Ellen) team up to help save a resort about to go bankrupt. The singing and dancing though is what saves the day in the end. It’s addicting and once you see this movie I guarantee you’ll watch it every year during the holidays . . .
. . . if you don’t already. I’ll give it an A
(see grading scale here)