Inspired by Red Tricycle’s “Best Family Holiday Movies” post, I’m watching White Christmas with Bing Crosby right now. The forecast is for snow in the wee hours of tomorrow morning (something that only happens around here once a decade or so, so it is a big deal), so it seemed even more appropriate!
I remember watching this when I was really little with my parents, resenting the fact that we were not watching something else I’m sure. I loved all the cartoon Christmas specials, but White Christmas seemed a little too serious and grown up. I love Bing Crosby though, so when I found it for free on Netflix, I decided to watch it tonight while I’m on my own (my hubby has gone on a work trip and taken my daughter to my in-laws for the weekend because I have a big, all-day work event tomorrow and needed some time to do that and get some grading done as we head in to finals). I had no idea that it started off as a war movie – this may have been what made me think it was not for me when I was little. I had no idea that it was the first film made in Vista Vision (heck, I didn’t even know what Vista Vision was). But, I loved the dancing (I used to take dance classes growing up and I still love to watch others dance well), the music and the sweet story line. The costumes were great as well. It was definitely a good pick for a cold night on the couch!
The snow has gotten close, but I still have not seen any at my house. I won’t be surprised if there is a slight dusting before morning as it has been raining pretty continuously and it is very cold.
I’m not sure what I will do during the weekend on my own, but I’m sure I will check out at least a couple of other movies from Red Tricycle’s holiday film list.