Christmas · Film

Christmas Film Countdown – 18

I cannot believe how amazingly Christmassy I feel this morning – I think the song I’m listening to is definitely helping.

Have you ever heard of this song? It’s called ‘I Believe in Father Christmas’ by Greg Lake – if you haven’t heard it I strongly urge you to listen to it in your free time, it’s so good.

I’m pretty sure my flatmates hate me now though, because I always put Christmas songs on as often as I can – like as soon as the clocks struck Midnight on Halloween, we had Christmas songs playing throughout the house (I’m suprised my neighbours didn’t complain – although maybe they love Christmas just as much as I do).

Anyway, ‘I Believe in Father Christmas’ is a must to listen to – I have other favourites as well, but I’ll probably tell you about them later on closer to Christmas. Do you guys have any favourites that you think I should listen to?

Right, well lets leave the music alone now and go back to what this post is actually meant to be about. . .


Title: White Christmas

Age: U

Released: 1st January 1954images.jpeg

Director: Michael Curtiz

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Musical

Rating: **** (4/5 stars)

About: A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

Review: What a great film to get into the Christmas spirit.

I have to admit though, that when I first watched it, I was rather confused, becasue you start off in the middle of the war. It is at Christmas time, but then after that scene I felt that it took a while for the film to pick up. I think it’s probably because I didn’t really know what was going to happen in this film for why it took me a while to warm up to it.

But after the scene where Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye do the sister act, I couldn’t stop laughing (honestly that scene was highly amusing).

I mean what you have to love about this film is the music, it’s the one thing that makes it so great.

It also is the perfect film to watch with the family. It does not matter what age you because film has it all.

There are some great songs in this film, the humour will make you laugh out loud (and if it doesn’t you’ll still smile at it – for the film does try to make a joyous atmosphere).

Then of course, there’s the ending, which just makes this film so worthwhile. True to its film title, the song ‘White Christmas‘ gets played. The four of them dressed in the famous ‘red suits’ and it’s not just the four of them that is present, a whole chorus of young children and in the true Christmas spirit, everyone joins in.

It is the perfect film, about people coming together and that its the small things that count in life – your family and friends.

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