I first heard about White Christmas 1954 whilst watching another holiday movie, Christmas Vacation 1989. No trains in that one, but I was intrigued by one of Chevy Chase’s rants about “Bing Crosby tap-dancing with Danny f—ing Kaye”. It turns out there was only one movie in which Bingo and Danny appeared, White Christmas, and lo and behold there were several train scenes!
As is customary, I will concentrate on just the train bits but there might be a little cheesecake at the end. All in good taste, of course. Our movie’s title is derived from the famous 1942 holiday song for which composer Irving Berlin won an Oscar.
So pour yourself a hot cocoa or something stronger and enjoy this Christmas extravaganza. And yes, that’s Bing and Dan tap dancing next to the title card.
What could be more Christmasy than a SANTA Fe streamliner blasting by a stand of palm trees along the Pacific Ocean on its way to San Diego? Lots of sand and sunshine, but no snow, which begs the question, “How will Saint Nick land his sleigh?”