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It's warm, sweet, and perfect for wasting a winter afternoon.
It's a nice, if undemanding, Yuletide treat.
TV Guide Magazine
Though it's not as satisfying as it might have been, it still boasts great stars and catchy songs in addition to a love story, and is a perennial holiday favorite.
Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, along with VistaVision, keep the entertainment going in this fancifully staged production, clicking well.
It’s as sickly-sweet as an eggnog tsunami, but Bing’s brandy-butter baritone and Kaye’s incessant, proto-Jim Carrey clowning always manage to raise a smile.
This was the Mamma Mia! of its day, a nostalgic blast of popular Irving Berlin showtunes gift-wrapped in new-fangled VistaVision that danced its way to the top of the 1954 box office.
The New York Times
Everyone works hard at the business of singing, dancing and cracking jokes, but the stuff that they work with is minor.
A big fat yam of a picture richly candied with VistaVision (Paramount's answer to CinemaScope), Technicolor, tunes by Irving Berlin, massive production numbers, and big stars. Unfortunately, the yam is still a yam.
White Christmas endures – despite not being a very good movie.
The whole thing is rather forced and antiseptically cheerful.
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