White Christmas
White Christmas (1954)

This Christmas classic starring Bing Crosby is a romantic tale that takes place in a Vermont lodge- where it is almost always, a "White Christmas."

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Rated: G
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Release Date: November 21, 2000
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76%
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It may be too sweet for some, but this unabashedly sentimental holiday favorite is too cheerful to resist.

David Jenkins
Time Out

Paramount's first film in (lavender-hued) VistaVision was this pornographically soppy but, nonetheless, hearty and humorous 1954 festive romp.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Director Michael Curtiz has made his picture look good. It is too bad that it doesn't hit the eardrums and the funnybone with equal force.

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Tony Sloman
Radio Times

Kaye is superb, especially in his knockout dance routine with Vera-Ellen, and the direction from veteran Michael Curtiz rightly embraces the sentiment rather than keeping it at bay.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, along with VistaVision, keep the enteratinment going in this fancifully staged production, clicking well.

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Martin Chilton
Daily Telegraph

A good musical with a lot of star power.

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Emma Cochrane
Empire Magazine

Great songs, gentle humour and a dose of syrup which is not to everyone's tastes, but worth buying to keep that Christmas spirit going until next year.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The whole thing is rather forced and antiseptically cheerful.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Something of a forced march, but worth seeing for its old-school studio vibrancy and for Curtiz's ability to compose for depth as well as breadth within the widescreen frame.

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Musical-comedy classic reprises Irving Berlin hit.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
One of the better known Christmas films, "White Christmas" is a huge scale musical that has little to do with Christmas. There's the eponymous… More
Matthew Slaven
Cute, charming and funny enough to give my annual "It's a Wonderful Life" routine a break this Christmas. I recommend finding a theater around… More
Melvin White
Gen. Waverly: There's no Christmas in the army, captain. White Christmas is a great Christmas classic and a fantastic musical. It has a story that's… More
Everett Johnson
Having never seen this, i figured this would be the perfect time. Made in 1954, it holds up pretty well. Not a big musical fan, but I found the songs to be… More
Mark Hobin
White Christmas is a perennial favorite of the holidays. Of course the title for the movie is from the enduring hit, the best-selling single of all time.… More
Apeneck Fletcher
I've seen it a million times ... ok, ok, I've seen it every Christmas since we had a TV set ... and yeah, I still watch it. A movie entirely built… More

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