Everyone seems to have their quintessential movie that represents Christmas to them.
For some, it is It’s a Wonderful Life, Elf, or even Miracle on 34th Street. But mine is White Christmas. It is the Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye movie from the mid-1950’s.
White Christmas is the story about two dance and show producers who try to save a ski lodge from closing down. The ski lodge is owned by the general whom they had served under in World War II, and they still really respect him because he helped them bring the war to victory. Throw in two sisters, who are dancers themselves, some beautiful songs, a little bit of confusion, some new-found love, and you’ve got a really heart-touching movie.
Now technically, I would always watch this movie at Thanksgiving time, but you see, I was one of those blessed children who got to have 3 Christmases every year. The first one was at Thanksgiving, the second one usually was on December 23rd, and the last one was on Christmas Day with my family. For the first Christmas of the year, my grandparents, in Michigan would decorate the house in all it’s Christmas glory. And each year, we would watch this movie. Here is one of my favorite parts; yes, I know it’s a bit of spoiler. But I promise you, it’s such a sweet movie. Seeing the end, before you watch the beginning and middle, won’t ruin it that much.
Sound off in the comments; what is your favorite Christmas movie? And what it makes so special to you?