White Christmas

Title: White Christmas
Where: Netflix
Rating: N/A
Release Type: Theatrical
Year: 1954

Danny Kaye in White Christmas (1954)

Plot (from IMDB): A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

Scoring Notes: generally a +5 is the highest I will give a component. A -5 is the lowest. If it goes beyond that, then you know I am quite serious 

+5 Bing Crosby
+5 Danny Kaye
+5 Rosemary Clooney
+5 Vera-Ellen
+5 Dean Jagger

+3 (would be +5 but its essentially a remake, lol!)

Writing/Directing/Soundtrack, etc.
+20 – I want to give it a point for nearly every minute this movie is on. Cause the writing is hilarious. The music is a ton of fun, but to be more fair I’ll give it the absolute max in points I’ll give – which is a 20.

+3 for the quote:
“Well how do you like that? Not so much as a “kiss my foot” or “have an apple”.”

+2 for the quote:
“How can a guy *that* ugly have the nerve to have sisters?”
“Very brave parents.”

+1 for the quote:
“In some ways, you’re far superior to my cocker spaniel.” (Side note, Chrome doesn’t apparently know that “cocker” is a real word and keeps claiming its a mis-spelling, lol)

+5 for the quote:
“We like to take care of our friends.”
“We’re practically strangers!”
“Well… well, we’d like to take care of that, too.”

+5 for the quote:
“Give me one reason, one good reason, why we should spend our last two hours in Florida looking at the sisters of Freckle-Face Haynes, the dog-faced boy.”
“Let’s just say we’re doing it for a pal in the army, huh?”
“Well, it’s not good, but it’s a reason.”

+5 for Danny Kaye and Bing Crosby cracking each other up in the “Sisters” dance.

-10 for the song lyric, “I wanna wash my hands, my face, my hair with snow.” (Like, really?!?!?!?)

+10 for the song lyric, “Gee, I wish I was back in the Army
The shows we got civilians couldn’t see” and Bing and Danny shaking each other’s hands and basically winking at each other (the neighbor’s may have heard my laugh).

+15 for seeing it again. I think that this is only the second time I’ve seen this movie. This is a travesty.

+3 for family friendliness (compared to today’s society)

Total Score: 87

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