Thursday, December 4, 2008

Boy, Girl, Boy, Girl

I grew up watching a great many Christmas movies, but White Christmas was never one of them. I could probably recite line for line entire segments of It's a Wonderful Life, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Grinch,...even The Little Match Girl, starring Rudy Huxtable, is burned into my memory. The Ondrey's watch Christmas movies. It's what my people do.

In a gift exchange freshman year of college, I received a DVD of White Christmas after having a friend tell me I had been deprived of holiday cheer throughout my youth having never watched it. Little did she know that I had never even heard of it, let alone watched it. Well, fair readers, Christmas has never been the same since freshman year. If you don't already know, it's super cheesy, at times ridiculous, and a little far-fetched....but I was HOOKED instantly! Watching this film is sort of like when something is in your line of sight that you know you shouldn't look at or know is bad for you to look at, but you look anyway cause you just can't resist. Every year like clockwork it makes its way to my DVD player and I have to push play.

My appreciation for White Christmas grew to even larger proportions when TK's roommate, Josh, and I discovered our mutual love of the movie. We both had the day off on a day leading up to Christmas a few years ago, so we baked cookies, made hot chocolate, and sang along with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and that other chick. In the years since, we've convinced our significant others to join us in our annual foray into the musical wonders of "Snow, Snow, Snow," "The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing," and much, much more.

If you're looking for some laughs or some good old-fashioned fun, get White Christmas this year. When the clerk asks why you'd want to watch an old classic, "just tell them you're doing it for an old pal in the Army." After you watch the movie, you'll know that's a good excuse for anything.

11 comments:

Jen said...

"Holiday Inn" is also a great movie along these same lines (but not AS good). This is my mom's favorite movie of all time, along with "Sound of Music."

Melissa said...

I LOVE WHITE CHRISTMAS!!! Believe it or not, there a TON of Christmas movies I haven't seen but it doesn't even matter to me. WC is all I need to get me through the season!

Noodles said...

OMG! I totally heart this movie. You should go to the singalong at The Music Box that they have. It's great-tastic.

Lauren said...

This is by far one of may favorite movies ever! The Carlson Family watches it every year while we decorate our Christmas tree and eat Swedish pancakes! I could recite this movie almost line by line! We should watch it together on Saturday while we sew!

THE ISAZAS said...

This is the BEST movie! I can't wait to watch it. My husband thinks I'm crazy since I can recite every line.

Alexis said...

I still haven't seen it! I'll definitely watch it this season though, I promise!

My favorite holiday movie is "Holiday" with Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn, which, oddly enough, isn't really a holiday movie at all. I watch it every year between Christmas and New Year's and I can't imagine missing a viewing.

Jessica said...

I've never seen 'White Christmas'...I'll have to make sure to watch it this season.

carol said...

i am going to watch this movie for the very first time next week, and i have to say i'm quite excited!

jenamoured said...

lord bless the mister who comes between me and my sister. and lord bless the sister who comes between me and my MAN!

haha.
that's my favorite part of the whole damn thing, except maybe when they sing "snow".

David said...

I'm impressed by your faithful following...

And you wonder how much alcohol they had to keep on set to keep Bing happy...

VeggieAmanda said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I have never seen this movie, but will have to check it out!