Starring:  Bing Crosby (Bob Wallace), Danny Kaye (Phil Davis), Rosemary Clooney (Betty Haynes), Vera-Ellen (Judy Haynes), and Dean Jagger (General Waverley)

The story takes place in 1944 in various east coast locales, from Florida to Vermont.  The story centers on two nightclub entertainers who encounter a sister-act who provide the romance. This film is widely regarded as a holiday classic.

Romancing for these characters allows them to sing some great Irving Berlin tunes, (“The Best Things Happen While Your Dancing”, “Sisters”, “Count Your Blessings”, “White Christmas”), and perform some great dances.

Romancing has it’s bumps in the road. Just as one couple, (Danny Kaye and Vera Ellen), are growing closer, Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney can’t get out of their own way, to find each other.

As each couple navigates the sometimes-icy waters of their relationships, consider discussing:

  • The art of dating. What was it like for the older generation?
  • How has technology and social media changed dating and flirting for the younger generation?
  • What happens when your friends/siblings meddle in your affairs?
  • What happens when you practice deceit and choose to withhold your true feelings?

When dispensing all this advice, don’t forget to take the best advice: Count your blessings and take a chance on love.

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Yauch, L (2015) Movies and Music: A Guide to Turning the Classic Movie Musical into An Interactive Event Raleigh, North Carolina: Lulu.com

Yauch, L (15 October 2016). Ready for (Holiday) Love {Blog Post}. Retrieved from www.moviesandmusic.biz

Yauch, L (6 December 2015). Christmas Party {Blog Post}. Retrieved from www.moviesandmusic.biz