Still Dreaming of a White Christmas – Pt 2

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What’s the best-selling Christmas song of all time, as well as the best-selling single ever, according to the Guinness Book of World Records

If you guessed “White Christmas,” you’d be right!

But here’s the harder question: Do you know the story of how that song originated, and the series of events that followed, ultimately resulting in one of the most beloved Christmas movies of all time? Or how that film eventually spawned a stage version of the work?

In this 2-part episode entitled “Still Dreaming of a White Christmas,” Candy and Ashley will discuss all this and much more! They hope you’ll spend some of your Christmas spilling the tea with them about this classic, feel-good story.

Show Notes for Episodes 13 & 14!

Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen and Danny Kaye in ‘White Christmas’
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Bing and Danny performing “Sisters”
Allthingschristmas.com
A scene from the play version of White Christmas, the San Francisco premiere
breakingcharacter.com
A clip from “The Swooner Crooner” – the cartoon Ashley references early in part one

Sources

“The Story of ‘White Christmas,” Sunday Morning (cbsnews.com), December 24, 2006

“White Christmas,” Turner Classic Movies, October 16, 2006

“25 Surprising Things About ‘White Christmas’ That Even Movie Buffs Don’t Know,” Good Housekeeping, by Asher Fogle, December 13, 2019

“The True Story Behind the Song ‘White Christmas’ Is Even Sadder Than Its Lyrics,” countryliving.com, by Taysha Murtaugh, September 16, 2020

“Things You Probably Didn’t Know About ‘White Christmas,’” Southern Living, by Melissa Locker

“12 Festive Facts About ‘White Christmas,’” mentalfloss.com, by Matthew Jackson, December 16, 2019

“Simplicity, Generosity, Decency: David Ives on ‘White Christmas,’” Breaking Character, November 30, 2020

“‘White Christmas,’” NPR, December 25, 2000

“‘Holiday Inn’ and ‘White Christmas’: A Look Inside Irving Berlin’s Calendar Spinning Classics,” broadwayworld.com, by A.A. Cristi, October 2, 2016

“‘White Christmas’ Recreates Iconic Movie at Theatre at the Center,” Chicago Tribune, by Annie Alleman, November 4, 2019

Published by ashley raymer-brown

Ashley is an award-winning Independent Filmmaker from Northern Kentucky. Her first film, “No Lost Cause” is currently internationally distributed and was recently featured on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network). Her memoir recalling her experience creating a film on a micro budget, “The Why Not Philosophy or How We Learned to Let Go, Trust God and Defeat the Raptors,” was released February 2015 and is available on Amazon.com. Her second feature film, “The Hepburn Girls” was released on Amazon.com and Vimeo.com in the summer of 2016. Ashley is also a long-time lover of all things theatre and in the spring of 2014, she helped found and became the Vice-President of the theatre company, “The Theatre Downstream.” Their first large scale summer musical, “Beauty and the Beast” was awarded Best Musical (Local), Best Actor in a Musical (Local), Best Actress in a Musical (Local), and Best Set Design by the BroadwayWorld Louisville awards in 2016, and their 2017 production of "Annie" sold over 2,100 tickets, a company record-breaking number! No matter what the project, Ashley is happiest when she is able to bring talented people and their art together for the consumption and appreciation of the public. While her taste remains vintage, she is grateful for the technology of the modern world and the opportunity to share her thoughts, aspirations, and misadventures. Her lofty dreams are to create things that people remember and to one day own an alpaca. Above all, she loves God, her family, her friends, her cats, and brownies. External websites: “No Lost Cause”- NoLostCausedvd.com The Theatre Downstream- TheTheatreDownstream.com “The Why Not Philosophy”- http://www.amazon.com/Why-Not-Philosophy-Learned-Raptors/dp/1508557004/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1455555613&sr=8-1&keywords=ashley+raymer-brown

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