White Christmas

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

Trivia: In the scene where Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye are escaping the club where the sisters are performing, you see Bing Crosby hail a cab. Notwithstanding that there happens to be a cab in the alley, but moreover, when Bing "whistles" you can hear that he wasn't able to do it. It comes out as a "flub" sound. Not really a mistake, but kinda funny.

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Suggested correction: Regarding the cab, it didn't just show up. When Danny Kaye is telling Bing Crosby about the girls' predicament with the sheriff, he tells Crosby to get a cab. Being that this is a busy nightclub, there would be cabs hanging around, waiting for fares. There is then a fair amount of time while the sheriff is being stalled and before all four exit out the back of the club to the waiting taxi. Crosby, probably with the friendly club owner's help, had the cab pull around to the back alley.

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Trivia: Rosemary Clooney has said she took the role primarily to perform with Bing Crosby.

Continuity mistake: The train that transports The Haynes Sisters and Wallace and Davis from Florida to Vermont is shown as being of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in one sequence, and of the Southern Pacific Railroad in another. Neither railway ran on the east coast of the U.S.

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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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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: 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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