Everyone has seen Irving Berlin's White Christmas, at lest I hope so! It is a holiday classic. You can't go wrong with Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney to sing and Danny Kaye and Vera Ellen to dance. Throw in a handful of Irving Berlin's songs and you know why it is a classic. He had such a way with words.
White Christmas was released in 1954. But did you know, it was made because of the enormous success of a previous movie?
Made in 1942, Holiday Inn was based on an idea of Irving Berlin's about an innkeeper who just wanted to open his inn fifteen days a year, on holidays! Of course there is a song for every occasion. For Christmas, "White Christmas", sung by Bing Crosby and Marjorie Reynolds.
The first time White Christmas was sung. Such a cozy scene!
And look! Bing is wearing an apron!
This is from the New Year's Eve scene. If you would like to hear the song, "Let's Start the New Year Right" click here. for some reason I couldn't embed it.
And of course, dancing by Fred Astaire! This is the St. Valentine's Day song. In case you didn't guess!
These two movies are some of my favorite Christmas movies, well really my favorites movies. White Christmas introduced my sisters and I to 50's musicals. The first time we saw it (we were about 10), we fell in love. Everyday for a week we had to watch it! Lol!