Live Thoughts while Watching White Christmas

  • Having a show in a combat zone is very stupid!
  • Thanks for saving my life! Call me if you need anything! But don’t actually call though, okay?”
  • 10 days off with pay for Christmas? What is this world.
  • Bing Crosby’s character is definitely at least 40, unmarried, and in show business. Would really NOBODY at the time have assumed he was gay?
  • How dare you make me famous and rich, I don’t have enough free time to myself!”
  • Freckle Faced Hanes, the DOG FACED BOY?!
  • This plot is really bad but also it doesn’t matter because watch Vera Ellen dance
  • Why do they do this sister act, why don’t they just do one of their own songs? Is dressing up like women that hilarious in the 50s?
  • Where is the SNOW? Ah movies before climate change was a thing
  • The housekeeper is such a bitch, I love her.
  • They must skip this Minstrel number when they show this on TV right?
  • Goodnight Judy”, face full of perfect stage makeup
  • So nice of Bob to sing Betty a lullaby
  • The wordplay in this is consistent but always unexpected. Bleached charger”.
  • The listening on the phone to things you shouldn’t overhear and getting it wrong” is my least favourite plot in anything ever but especially this.
  • By let’s think about it over a sandwich” I assume Phil means while I eat one” because Judy clearly never eats.
  • What a jaunty ascot Bob has on in this scene.
  • Bob at the train station trying to make sure it can handle … trains? This seems like not his job.
  • Vera Ellen’s WAIST my GOD
  • Weirdsmobile”
  • All the creative ways they find for Rosemary Clooney not to dance
  • Betty if you just asked Bob directly we would not be in this mess.
  • No one is getting money for this!” Such a regular thing to say on TV
  • It took 15,000 men to take my place” how long has Emma been with General Waverly anyway.
  • They threw me a musical number! Now all my problems are solved!
  • No matter how many times I’ve seen this I’m still delighted when it magically snows at the end.
  • And the dresses. And the kiss. And the song. It’s a great end to a ridiculous movie.

December 23, 2023