“White Christmas” Revisited: Field Trip Reflections, a Holiday Message From Heather French Henry, and a Look Back at This Beloved Christmas Classic


Candy & Ashley have recorded a new opening to this favorite episode from the 2021 Scandal Water archives including details of the recent visit Ashley & Brian made to the Behringer-Crawford Museum to tour their traveling exhibit featuring costumes from the film “White Christmas” on loan from the Rosemary Clooney House.

Ashley recalls a few details from the bonus experience of getting to hear a talk from Heather French Henry (Miss America, 2000) speak about some trivia and little-known facts surrounding the costumes, and reveals a touching story about Heather French Henry’s motivation behind becoming the curator of the Rosemary Clooney House.  

Candy and Ashley then move on to their correction corner, where they set the record straight/offer their apologies about a few things they left out of the “Christmas Story Christmas” episode from two weeks ago!

Finally, we end our 2022 with a special message from Heather French Henry herself! 

If you go: The “White Christmas” exhibit can still be viewed at the museum through January 8, 2023 and more details can be found on their website at:


The website for the Rosemary Clooney House can be found at: https://www.rosemaryclooney.org/

The original 2021 episode description read as follows:

What’s the best-selling Christmas song of all time, as well as the best-selling single ever, according to the Guiness 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.

MID-ROLL AD: Matt C. Adams with Hired Hand Studios (MattHHS@gmail.com

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(New) Show Notes for Episode 68!

(previous sources found in Episodes 13 & 14)

Photos taken by Ashley at the Behringer-Crawford Museum during her visit to the “White Christmas” exhibit

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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