12.17.2010

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

Every body has that one movie, that one they HAVE TO watch every Christmas. For my husband it's "A Christmas Story" for my daughter it's "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" for my son it's "Home Alone." But for me it's always been Irving Berlins "White Christmas."

I love this movie. I remember as a kid getting in my Christmas jammies and curling up on the couch with my mom for a family movie night. We would sing along to every song. We would dream of snow falling on Christmas Eve and wishing we could spend the holidays in Vermont. 

We would laugh as we fast forwarded the "Choreography" number. (try it! they look funny in fast motion!) And we were touched when it all came together in the end. 

I love this movie so much that it was all I wanted to watch when I went into labor with my son, ha ha. IN MARCH! 

Needless to say, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney & Vera-Ellen have been apart of my life for a very long time :) 

I keep trying to shove my love for this movie onto my children... So far it's not working. They want to watch things with more action, more pizazz. I hope as they get older they will appreciate this classic as much as I do. Until then, I will force them to suffer through it to appease there ol' mom. Here's a great clip for your viewing pleasure:

(The funniest part of this great movie)


Now it's your turn! What is your favorite holiday movie?

au revoir, adieu, ciao, till next time...
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4 fabulous comments:

Midwest Mommy said...

I have never seen it. I'm putting it on my list now :-)

Patricia Knight said...

I have to say that "White Christmas" is one of my absolute favorite movies. I make my family suffer through it at least once every holiday season. My other favorite is a certain version of "A Christmas Carol". its one my dad really liked. I miss him so.
This weekend I got a chance to see Disney's latest version of "A Christmas Carol" with Jim Carey and I have to say I was not impressed. In fact, I was rather disappointed. And it downright scared my son. Christmas movies should not be scary to kids.
Happy Holidays!

Martha in PA said...

I love White Christmas and Christmas in Connecticut. All the old black and white movies bring me back to a simpler time before cable and dvds, even ***gasp*** vcrs, you had only one chance to catch the movie during the holiday season!!!

Ann said...

Lizzie, I've been going through your page of posts catching up. Oh the things you've been through lately!!! Big (HUG) for you and your husband. Thank goodness a healthier path is all that's needed. :->

I had to stop on this post because I watched "White Christmas" 3 times yesterday! I'm in the fan club with ya' :->

Last night I noticed the DVD has commentary by Rosemary Clooney so my husband and I watched it together. It was wonderful.