Christmas Movies That Don’t Suck: White Christmas

EDITOR’S NOTE: To celebrate Christmas 2013, I’m offering a list of the only Christmas movies worth watching. I recognize that there are some movies that you may like (Elf) and I don’t (Elf). That’s just the way it is. Check out last year’s Christmas Songs That Don’t Suck.

Tell me there is a more perfect Christmas movie than White Christmas. Try. There’s one that is even remotely in the conversation — It’s A Wonderful Life — but was it shot in VistaVision?

I think not.

Did it have an Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby and the underratedly attractive Rosemary Clooney? Nope. How about half the dancing cast from West Side Story?

It’s a Wonderful Life will have it’s day here, but don’t look me in the face and tell me that it’s better than White Christmas. Not when you get Bing in drag:

The story is total schmaltz and has been remade so many times that I don’t know who did it first, best or worst. It’s the music, dancing, and the final number:


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