I doubt there are many of you who haven’t seen the 1954 movie White Christmas starring Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney (aunt of The Hunk, George), Danny Kaye and Vera-Ellen. It’s one I never tire of watching, year after year. It’s got a great cast, great Irving Berlin music, love stories, and a heartwarming plot.
The visual imagery is stunning. Remember the sprawling, homey lodge? The beautiful countryside? Those luscious white fur-trimmed red velvet outfits?
I still tear up every time I see the scene where the retired general sees all his former soldiers who’ve packed the place to support him. It’s the emotional climax of the story. And, of course, it’s satisfying when Bing and Rosemary resolve the conflict that has separated them. We just know they’re going to be happy forever after.
As a little girl I was fortunate enough to see the movie in a Los Angeles theater shortly after its release. I still remember the awe. I wish little girls today could see it on the big screen. – Cheryl Bolen is the author of almost 40 books, including Last DukeStanding, the final Lords of Eton book, now on preorder.