‘White Christmas’ Party

On December 11, 2019, at New York’s Symphony Space, I accompanied my wife to a singalong screening of one of her favorite movies, 1954’s White Christmas. On December 11, 2020 – this Friday – we’ll likely be attending a virtual White Christmas watch party at 8 pm ET.

Here’s how this works: Stream White Christmas on Netflix, rent it for $2.99 SD/$3.99 HD from your choice of several providers, or even – like us — view it via a treasured DVD or videotape. Simultaneously, tune in the viewing party from your choice of four social media feeds:  Entertainment Weekly‘s Twitter, Entertainment Weekly’s Instagram, Irving Berlin’s Twitter or Irving Berlin’s Instagram. The viewing party promises “fun facts, trivia and more.”

Irving Berlin, who composed the film’s memorable song, passed away decades ago, so “his” social media feeds are handled by The Irving Berlin Company — which has teamed up with…you guessed it…Entertainment Weekly for FrIday’s event.

Prior to then, you can watch clips from the movie and “official lyric videos.”  

Here are samples of both, for the song “Snow”:

White Christmas stars Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye as a singing duo who fall for a sister act (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen). They team up to save a failing Vermont inn owned by Bing and Danny’s former commanding general (Dean Jagger). There’s also a busybody housekeeper (Mary Wickes), lots of Berlin music (including the title song, of course) and…no secret here…snow! All in VistaVision!

(Top image source: Irving Berlin Twitter video)

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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