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: January 1, 1954
DVD Release Date: November 21, 2000
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Critic Score: 77% 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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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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Variety Staff

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

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Sean Axmaker

This 1954 holiday classic, directed by reliable studio hand Michael Curtiz (Casablanca), is sentimental, contrived and stiffly silly, yet it still charmed its way to become the biggest hit of its year...

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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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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The whole thing is rather forced and antiseptically cheerful.

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Martin Chilton
Daily Telegraph (UK)

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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Flixster Audience Score: 88% 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
Kevin M. Williams
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