“White Christmas” And Wonton

You might think an organization like Westport Cinema Initiative — the group working hard to bring a movie theater downtown — would not have a sense of humor.

You would be wrong.

Holiday InnFor its Sunday, December 8 screening of “Holiday Inn” — the classic 1942 Christmas film — WCI is arranging for Chinese food to be delivered.

Sounds like a sly wink to the traditional Jewish way of celebrating Christmas: a movie, and Chinese.

And, as cinephiles everywhere know, “Holiday Inn” is best known for introducing the song “White Christmas” to the world.

Written, of course, by Irving Berlin.

Who may well have enjoyed Chinese food and a movie himself on Christmas, back in the day.

(“Holiday Inn” will be screened at 4:30 p.m. on December 8, at Christ & Holy Trinity Church. Tickets are $10, available online or at the door. Chinese food is available for an additional $10 per person. The event will be preceded by a re-telling of favorite holiday stories, by Cantor Laura Berman of the Conservative Synagogue, and Rev. Ed Horne of the United Methodist Church.)

2 responses to ““White Christmas” And Wonton

  1. Ain’t gonna smell like popcorn ;-)

  2. Joyce Barnhart

    A fun way to extend the day after the WHS holiday house tour.