Favorite Christmas Movies: Part 2

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This movie is also one of my favorite Christmas movies!

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White Christmas, the 1954 film about two former soldier who turn song and dance men and who help their former commander as he attempts to run a floundering ski resort, has special meaning to me. It stars Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney and was directed by Michael Curtiz. It features the songs of Irving Berlin.  As a major piece of American film history, that would be enough to be of interest to me, but it has a much more profound connection.

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My parents were both of “the greatest generation,” which is a description with which I agree. They were born and raised during the depression and were part of the multitudes of America who fought and supported World War II. My father was a Marine, and my mother worked in the Signal Corps.  This group of Americans had a toughness that was forged in the fire of…

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11 thoughts on “Favorite Christmas Movies: Part 2

  1. Great to see this post again! As you know, my parents were also part of the Greatest Generation and did pass withing 2 years of each other. The memories of my childhood bring a smile, missing them and those days brings a tear.

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  2. Yes, that generation was strong, never whined or felt sorry for themselves – they worked unbelievable hours for little pay. They were very motivated during very difficult times because they loved their country and there was no safety nets period. People endured great hardship. My father was in the Army and my mother in the USO.

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  3. I dearly love this post. It speaks to everything that really matters. You covered it very well, indeed. Funny how a movie or a song, rooted in childhood, becomes a hallmark. That’s

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  4. Oops, meant to say, that’s important. Great movie, one of the best. I faithfully watch it every year. Our parent’s generation was the greatest. We have big shoes to fill.

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