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'White Christmas' returning to LI theaters

Rosemary Clooney, standing from left, Danny Kaye, Bing

Rosemary Clooney, standing from left, Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby and Vera-Ellen appear in a scene from the 1954 classic "White Christmas." Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

"White Christmas,” the Bing Crosby classic from 1954, returns to theaters this month to close out the Big Screen Classics series from Turner Classic Movies.

The musical based on the songs of Irving Berlin stars Crosby and Danny Kaye as entertainers who put on a fundraising show to save a failing Vermont inn run by their beloved former World War II commander. It’s a sentimental seasonal favorite from director Michael Curtiz (1942's “Casablanca,” 1938's “The Adventures of Robin Hood”) with a fine supporting cast (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen play a sister act) and many a snuggly song from Crosby. The motion picture was also the first film released in the short-lived, widescreen VistaVision format.

“White Christmas” plays Dec. 9 and 12 at Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas, Regal Westbury 12 and AMC Stony Brook 17. For show times and to purchase tickets go to fathomevents.com.

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