White Christmas is the crown jewel of holiday movies in the Merrick house, the gold standard by which all others are judged. Classy but funny, with mind-boggling dancing and more costume changes than Christina Aguilera at the VMAs, it’s the movie we reach for year after year. Sure, there are a couple gratuitous musical numbers, but in my old age I find myself less aware of them anyway and more focused on the mash-up of rustic and mid-century that steal the show. Or would steal the show if Rosemary Clooney weren’t involved. — Amy Merrick
1. Green Banded Cup and Saucer, $9; 2. Vintage Copper Pot, $55; 3. Vermont Poster, $20; 4. Cable Knit Socks, $45; 5. Antique Windsor Chair, $1150; 6. Revlon “Cherries in the Snow” Lipstick, $6; 7. Belle Noel Hoops, $69; 8. Hot Dog Fork, $5; 9. Firewood Bundles, $5; 10. Random Stone Fire Pit, $500; 11. Bottlebrush Trees, $6
The second roundup and set of stills continue after the jump . . .
No Christmas movie manages to be quite as chic as White Christmas. Perhaps it’s easier when you have tons of showbiz glitz to take over a good old-fashioned New England hotel, but I think you could re-create this look at home, too. A tree that’s dripping with tinsel, dressed up wreaths and garlands, a swingy coat and a suitcase to facilitate a quick escape on the train — here’s to dreaming of a white Christmas again this year.
1. Starry Sky Ornament, $10; 2. Black Beret, $4; 3. French Barrette, $9; 4. Metal Crown, $29; 5. Issa Flared Coat, $1240; 6. Ivory Glitter Tree, $18; 7. Berry Wreath, $128; 8. Foresee Jewelry Suitcase, $108; 9. Gold Tinsel Spool, $24; 10. Snake Chain Bracelet, $46