White Christmas

White Christmas (1954)

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Other mistake: In the Christmas party scene all the soldiers are in uniform wearing military boots. Except Bing Crosby, who is in his uniform wearing brown dress shoes, in a war zone. (00:03:00)

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Suggested correction: Crosby is wearing dress shoes because he is on stage, entertaining the troops with dancing and singing. It would be hard to do a "soft shoe" tap dance in combat boots. Danny Kaye is wearing boots, but he only does a few simpler dance steps. Crosby is the main entertainer and he would change back into his combat boots once the show was over.

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Continuity mistake: During the train club car scene, in the booth next to the foursome (on the left side of the screen) the large menu card leaning against the window continually appears and disappears.

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Continuity mistake: When the foursome first arrive at the inn, the general and his granddaughter walk in, both carrying firewood. The granddaughter's bundle suddenly changes shape where one piece of wood is sticking out, then everything is neatly together.

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Continuity mistake: The view out the back of the barn door when it's first revealed does not match the same view, just minutes later, in the final shot of the film. (01:55:43 - 01:59:12)

Continuity mistake: When Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye enter the club car on the train when heading to Vermont, Bing Crosby puts his suitcase on the floor next to the booth in which they are seating. In fact, Bing places his hat on the bag. The ladies enter the car, join them for a talk (and a song) but when the group gets up to leave the bag is missing.


Danny Kaye: My friend, when what's left of you gets around to what's left to be gotten, what's left to be gotten won't be worth getting whatever it is you've got left.

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Trivia: Bob Wallace's theories about what dreams are caused by which types of foods were almost entirely improvised.

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Question: What is the white drink the bartender makes on the train?

Answer: It looks like a frozen daiquiri, a drink made with rum, lime juice, light syrup, and ice that is mixed in a blender to make it slushy.

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Answer: Vanilla-rum malted milkshake.

Answer: Orders a Malt just after Mary orders a lemonade.

Answer: Definitely not a daiquiri. This looks like a shaken drink. Blended daiquiris were not a thing in the 50s.

The frozen daiquiri was invented sometime between the late 1920s and early 1930s by a Cuban bartender in Havana, using shaved ice and an electric blender. It was a favorite of Ernest Hemingway and became popular in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s, along with other tropical cocktails. Cuba and Cuban culture were fashionable during this era, at least until the Communist takeover. To clarify: the foursome have various beverages on their table (coffee, lemonade, a malted milkshake, and two other drinks). In the foreground, the bartender is pouring the slushy white drink mixture into four cocktail glasses sitting on the bar. That is when they sing, "Snow," and is what looks like frozen daiquiris. The scene is on YouTube.

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