White Christmas (1954)

Rated G. We were extraordinarily clean this time out.

White Christmas

The holiday season is here and who wouldn’t enjoy a getaway to an apparently gigantic northeastern inn during the Christmas break? Well, one Ellis wouldn’t enjoy that vacation as much as the other. Actually, we agreed that White Christmas is overlong, that there’s too much going on in the erratic screenplay and that the film has one of the worst Idiot Plots of all time. Still, because of all that joyful singing & dancing by Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen, the film is more than watchable. Those actors (not to mention Dean Jagger) are the heroes in Michael Curtiz’s musical hit. Logic is not. So let the asbestos snow down as you spend Christmas Eve with your Army buddies and a bunch of strangers. While you’re doing that, we’ll warble our way through the 419th Ellises’ Analysis.

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Links to: Holiday Inn and Yankee Doodle Dandy and It’s A Wonderful Life and Singin’ In The Rain and Home Alone

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December 13th on The Ellises’ Analysis: Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle