Directed by Michael Curtiz

Starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen

* Published specifically for The Danny Kaye Blogathon. *


Seeing as how Danny Kaye is beloved by my entire family, my two daughters decided to share their individual thoughts on one of their favourite films, White Christmas.

These are their own words, spoken from the heart in an unstructured, unrestrained fashion. I am proud of my girls for sharing my passion for film and embracing a film made well over a half a century before they were even born. Not only that, they are able to fully express themselves in two languages, French and English. 😊


Claudine, 13 years old

The movie is very interesting and kid-friendly, made in 1954, with the actors Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen as the four main characters of the film. It starts off in the Army, where we meet Bob Wallace (Crosby) and Phil Davis (Kaye) as soldiers. They show their love for Christmas as they sing a song themed on it. After the war, they start an entertainment career and don’t mind singing every song they come up with whether it’s under the cameras or not.

Bob and Phil meet sisters Betty (Clooney) and Judy (Vera-Ellen) Haynes and start teaming together after hanging out a lot. It turns out that Judy and Betty are also entertainers and they decide to prepare shows with Bob and Phil. Christmas is approaching and they want it to snow so they travel to a Vermont lodge, but their expectations are destroyed. Phil and Bob still want to perform a White Christmas show and end up being their old farmer commander General Waverly (Dean Jagger) who owns the lodge.

They decide to help him by bringing their show from New York to the inn. But Bob and Betty have a misunderstanding which complicated the preparations of the show. Phil and Judy then try to get them back together by every way possible. Luckily, Bob decides to go and find Betty to explain everything. Betty then accepts to come back to the inn. They show their productions to the General who is very pleased. And they finally finish the Christmas show. They invite all their friends to their show and everybody loves it. The General gives a speech and thanks everyone for that wonderful show.


Honorine, 17 years old with significant autism

The reasons why I love White Christmas

  • The actors have great qualities, like for example:
  • Bing Crosby is a good singer;
  • Danny Kaye is very funny and he is a good storyteller;
  • Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen are an excellent duo and at acting like sisters in the movie. The other thing that I like about R.C. and V.E. is their way of dressing up in those BEAUTIFUL light blue dresses and black-red gown. But which one is my favourite?
  • I love the decorations in the number of “Mandy” and I also love… SNOW. I feel like I’m a child of snow because at my birth, snow was falling down outside the hospital.
  • My favourite song numbers are “Sisters”, “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing”, “Mandy” and the last one which I know all by heart, “White Christmas”.
  • Since I’m not capable of making great things, like baking something really delicious, I can be able to… sing! I love singing so much but my siblings don’t like my voice. I wish I have a prettiest voice there is!
  • I love how White Christmas is a very good Paramount Pictures movie. It’s so beautiful, it’s so colourful, it’s so full of music… And it’s so full of happiness and holiday twists.
  • If I can make more efforts (more than anyone else), I’ll love a lot to make a White Christmas-themed fancy cake with white fondant, dried cranberries, white chocolate sponge cake, orange marmalade, powdered sugar, ice cream cones with green icing and also a twist of magic!