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'White Christmas' Just Turned 66 And Still Remains Our Favorite Holiday Movie

'White Christmas' Just Turned 66 And Still Remains Our Favorite Holiday Movie

Last year, in honor of its 65th anniversary, there was even a museum dedicated to White Christmas.

Hold on to your mittens and Santa hats, because Christmas is never too far away! The holiday season is a time of joy and warmth though it may get freezing cold outside. What's a better way to immerse yourself into the jolly vibe than by watching the best Christmas-themed movies all over again. We know so many classics that it's going to be a long binge to cover them all. Among the many holiday season movie hits is the 1954 film "White Christmas" which is now nothing short of a mandatory watch every December. It has been over 66 years since its release and this Michael Curtiz musical stands the test of time to this day.  

Last year, in honor of its 65th anniversary, there was even a museum dedicated to the movie. The Frazier History Museum kicked-off its exhibit where it showcased iconic memorabilia from the movie. The Frazier Museum did this in partnership with the Rosemary Clooney House and they showcased authentic items from the film, WHAS11 reported. There were many amazing things, from the original sleigh that was used in the film to the multiple costumes (particularly the iconic blue dresses of Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen) worn by the actors. The exhibition also went on to feature personal memorabilia from the actors along with promotional posters and the original soundtrack of the film at the museum. 



 

 

"White Christmas" was filmed from September to December 1953, entirely in southern California, according to film library archivists at the Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study in Beverly Hills. Most of the filming and production was done on sound stages at Paramount Studios with the train station scene in the movie filmed on the 20th Century Fox lot. It ended up topping the box office the year it was released and is now a Christmas classic in its own right. People all over the country watch it every year with dedication, like this fan Penny Rand of Richmond who does this tradition twice (on Thanksgiving and Christmas) with her teenage daughters. 



 

 

"That's the Vermont connection for me. It's really a very sweet story of something at a time when people didn't have very much money, and people were trying to make a go of things," Rand said. "Why do people want to come to Vermont on vacation? Because they really are getting away from it all and seeing the simplicity of being with each other in a cozy, comfy place with a fire."

You can also take a look at the collection on the Rosemary Clooney House website. There are a lot of items from Henry's personal collection that were exhibited too. The couple (Heather and Dr. Steve) had purchased Rosemary Clooney's house when she passed away and transformed it into a museum to celebrate her legacy. The exhibit was unfortunately only a one-time thing in honor of the movie's 65th anniversary and there is no news of it happening again this year, but who knows what may happen in the future! 

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