Yes, it’s snowing on Christmas Day here. I think it’s because we watched White Christmas last night. “They don’t make ’em like they used to” is a phrase that certainly comes to mind when watching that movie. It’s not the best of musicals, but it’s interesting to note that it was the highest-grossing film in the year it was released.
It’s also worth noting that the film opens during WWII with Bing Crosby entertaining his fellow troops in an impromptu Christmas show in a bombed-out building with explosions flashing in the distance. Once again, the U.S. has thousands of citizens spending Christmas away from their families because they’re serving as troops during wartime. (This time the war was started by us, on false pretenses, with no clear goal and no exit strategy. Oh, and by the way, we’ve already spent more on restorations efforts in Iraq than we spent to rebuild Japan after WWII, and there’s not much to show for our efforts. But I digress.)