Friday, December 11, 2009

Caffeinated Randomness: If you've never seen it...you must...you must!!!

My FAVORITE Christmas movie of all time is White Christmas. I love love love it! Every year I say I'm going to buy it...but I don't...cuz it's on TV...and then I get all bent out of shape because they chop it all up to make it fit the time slot. Loverbrains then hunts about for me until he finds the one time they air it as the full version (cuz he's wonderful like that)...and we watch the WHOLE thing! I love all the songs and dance numbers. I love the story too!

One of my favorite childhood memories is of my Dad laughing hysterically over this "Sisters" number that Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye mimic! We couldn't tell if we were having more fun laughing at them or him!


I sing this song, "Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)" to my Sweet Boobah boy when he's sick (which has been often in his little life)...and it's sort of his lullaby!

This is one of those songs they always chop out of the TV edited versions. AHHHH...it's one of my FAVORITES! I love the mustard colored dress on Vera-Ellen...so modest and gorgeous!!

I love this sexy crooning number by Rosemary Clooney...AH...what a great movie. It has two of the best crooners of all time in it. Aren't Bing's eyes the clearest blue you've ever seen!? And her dress...wooowooo!

10 comments:

alihsee said...

Thanks for posting these snippets! I want to see the movie now! :)

Have a happy caffeinated day!

crittyjoy said...

I LOVE this movie! Sisters is an amazing classic...so FUN!

Have you seen Holiday Inn? I enjoy that one each Christmas too.

Karen said...

This is one of my favorite movies, too...my DH bought it for me about 10 years ago...I always watch this one and A Christmas Carol...loved the snippets you shared...my DH sings a parodied version of the "sisters" song to me every year....

Shonda said...

This is my favorite Christmas movie of all time as well. It's tradition to watch it on Christmas Eve with my dad. We always make the same little remarks about it every year and laugh. I love all the songs. Thanks for sharing. BTW, you really do need to go and buy it.

Karen said...

Ah - another person who really loves this movie! It's one of my all-time favorites and by far one of my all-time favorite Christmas movies. I could probably sing just about every single word of most of the songs. Here and there you'll hear my sister and I break out into the "sisters" song. You'll hear me quote from the movie from time to time. One of the things I like about the Hallmark movie "The Christmas Card" is that one of the characters makes a reference to a quote from White Christmas - that they best things happen when you're dancing. Okay, okay....I'd better stop now or this comment will be WAY TOO LONG. I just love the movie!

Hope you have a great weekend!
Karen

Andrea said...

I bought mine on Amazon - hint hint to your hubby!

Michelle said...

Bobbi - I agree with Count Your Blessings. I love listening to the song and think of my children every time.

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

This is a Christmas movie I haven't seen. I just saw the original Christmas Carol this year with Alastair Sims and I was slightly disappointed at the ending. SPOILER WARNING...I didn't like that they completely left off Ann, or Alice, or whatever her name was. I kept waiting for them to get back to her and then they didn't and it was the end of the movie. That was a bit of a bummer.

I love old time song and dance movies, so White Christmas looks like it might be a good one for me. I'll have to search for it on tv now. How long is the uncut version, just so I know?

kara with a k said...

I LOVE this movie! Now I want to watch it with my mom. Thanks for posting all the snippets.

SnoWhite said...

my in-laws introduced me to this film; they watch it each year.