White Christmas is a saccharine hokey pile of synthetic sentimentality but if you watch it at just the right time during the holiday season you'll probably notice a small tear sliding down your cheek, then the subsequent self-loathing for letting it happen. Everyone does their parts well (even the freakishly thin Vera-Ellen) and if there ever was a textbook example of It-Is-What-It-Is, White Christmas would be it.
A very solid 3/5 for me. As mentioned, it is just a charming bit of old Hollywood, featuring one of its biggest stars and a director who thrived in the studio setting. Not great, but fun, and the colors do look great.
this movie isn't classically christmas-y, but its fun to watch. it's very white, and not in a snowy way. its cute and entertaining to watch. its also very very pretty. the costumes are excellent and the songs are very enjoyable. i would watch this again but definitely not after the holidays, like i did just now. (^:
It contains a few moments of decent post-war kitsch, but unfortunately none of the actors manages to provide any sort of character or personality to what may otherwise have been an amusingly contrived plot.
Great songs (even if some are fillers) and a wonderful story that doesn't scream Christmas but exemplifies the spirit of it alongside the usual musical-misunderstandings. Loved the performance sod everyone, including Jagger, who'll tug your heartstrings in the end. A charming Christmas classic.
An amiable, schmaltzy low-stakes holiday movie with a cast of seasoned song and dance pros. Everyone delivers pretty much what we expect but lesser known Vera-Ellen shows 'em up with her athletic, precise, no-holds-barred dancing.