How White Christmas Has Taken Over Whitney’s Holiday Season
While watching ‘White Christmas’ for the third time this year – and about the millionth time in my life – I was reminded of how much I depend on that movie to make my Christmas complete. It’s insane. It’s an addiction really. Of course, I love the animated classics as well, but if I don’t see ‘White Christmas’ at least once during the holiday season, it just doesn’t feel right.
‘White Christmas’ was a tradition in my house. Every year we would watch it on Christmas Eve at my aunt’s house. It’s the reason an 8-year-old girl was obsessed with traveling to Vermont. Seriously, as if the other kids didn’t already think I was a weirdo, when people asked where I wanted to go I said Vermont instead of ‘Disneyland’.
It is also the reason I believe that Bing Crosby is the King of Carols. If Bing has sung it, no one else should even attempt to cover it. There should be a law against anyone else singing the song, ‘White Christmas’. His version of ‘I’ll Be Home For Christmas’ could reduce even the biggest Scrooge to tears. I will even forgive him the horror of his version of ‘The Little Drummer Boy’ with David Bowie. I don’t care who sings that song, it’s the worst of the worst.
Watching ‘White Christmas’ is like seeing your tree lit up for the first time each year. You know it’s the same as the year before, but there is just something magical about it that makes it feel like the first time all over again. There are parts of the movie that give me that warm fuzzy feeling of being home at the holidays.
And there are parts of me that curse it’s very existence for making me the Vermont-obsessed, Bing Crosby-fangirl that I am.
Judy Haynes: We’re booked for the holidays.
Phil Davis: Vermont, huh?
Judy Haynes: Oh, Vermont should be beautiful this time of year, with all that snow.
Phil Davis: Yeah, you know something… Vermont should be beautiful this time of year, with all that snow.
Judy Haynes: That’s what I just said.
Phil Davis: We seem to be getting a little mixed up.
Judy Haynes: Maybe it’s the music.
Phil Davis: Maybe it isn’t only the music.
Posted on December 20, 2011, in ANNUAL EVENTS, AWESOME, ENTERTAINMENT, HOLIDAYS, MOVIES & FILMS, MUSIC, OPINION and tagged Betty Hanes, Bing Crosby, Bob Wallace, Christmas, Danny Kaye, entertainment, film, Holidays, Judy Hanes, movies, opinion, Phil Davis, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen, Vermont, White Christmas. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.