My verdict: Since Crosby and Kaye are an entertainment duo (as are the two "gals" they pick up), there are several extended song and dance sequences. I've grown up in an era where those are considered filler material that don't contribute much to the plot. It's amazing to me that people used to pay good money to see live shows like this. (Perhaps they still do?) Even so, I have trouble believing that moving such a show to a hotel in Vermont (run by Brigham Young ) would save it. Some of the scenes are so obviously sets instead of on location that it's comical. While it's a fine movie by itself, I didn't really think it made a great Christmas movie.
 See http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/4387/guinness2009.pdf (p. 2).
 Danny Kaye is one odd duck. He seems to completely lack self-consciousness.
 See my review of the film Brigham Young (here), starring Dean Jagger.
White Christmas Tree with Red Ornament is by Brian J. Matis, available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/76281306@N00/4157377568.