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.
Join us and @EW for a #WhiteChristmas movie night on Friday, December 11 at 8pm ET/5pm PT 🎵 Follow us for fun facts, trivia and more throughout the watch party!— Irving Berlin (@Irving_Berlin) December 4, 2020
Stream or rent the film through the service of your choice here: https://t.co/7SRG6zUx0b pic.twitter.com/gY6gr61rqm
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.
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)
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