Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen pray for snow in the holiday classic White Christmas (1954)
WHITE CHRISTMAS is an old holiday classic, and one of my personal favorites; you can’t beat Bing Crosby crooning while Danny Kaye hams it up on a quest for love, snow, and holiday cheer.
But watching the movie this year, the plot line resonated with me more than usual – the four main characters long for a snowy ski vacation, but when they get to their ski lodge there’s not a white fluffy flake to be found.
Big Sky’s been luckier this year – we’ve just had a huge storm roll though, and enough snow to open 1,588 acres including runs off the tram, and the open runs have been skiing great.
Still, I understand that longing for a White Christmas. I totally get it when in White Christmas’ ode to snow, Rosemary Clooney dreams of washing her hands, face, and hair with snow. I relate completely when the movie’s foursome longs to go where it’s snowy all winter through to ski and throw snowballs - it’s not an unfamiliar sentiment when you’ve decided to live in a Montana ski town.
Here in Big Sky, we’ve been dreaming of a white Christmas and praying for snow for months. Turns out we’re not so unique – even Bing Crosby prays for snow like the rest of us. And just like Bing in the final scene of the movie when snowflakes finally fall, we're getting everything we ask for for Christmas this year.
'Tis the season for shredding! Find out how Big Sky prepared for a white christmas and holiday season.
Check out holiday activities at Big Sky including fireworks and skiing with santa.
See the play adaptation of White Christmas now at the Ellen Theatre in Bozeman.
Bing Crosby dreams of a white Christmas - and gets one.
Big Sky's white christmas dreams started coming true in October; An all-star cast dreams of a White Christmas in the 1954 classic