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* TheHeroSucksSong: Downplayed with "Love - You Didn't Do Right By Me", which [[SubvertedTrope Betty tries to avoid singing]] after she learns Bob will be in the audience, as she found it awkward singing about "A Joe who had who had ice and snow in his heart" in front of the man she'd been personally entangled with not a few days ago. Alas, she's overruled by the bandmaster and [[DoubleSubverted ends up singing it anyway]].

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* TheHeroSucksSong: Downplayed with "Love - You Didn't Do Right By Me", which [[SubvertedTrope Betty tries to avoid singing]] after she learns Bob will be in the audience, as she found it awkward singing about "A "a Joe who had who had ice winter and snow in his heart" in front of the man she'd been personally entangled with not a few days ago. Alas, she's overruled by the bandmaster and [[DoubleSubverted ends up singing it anyway]].


* CannotSpitItOut: Betty could tell Bob why she's upset at him, but doesn't get up the nerve. She has to see Bob's TV appearance to realize he's not doing what she though he would.

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* CannotSpitItOut: Betty could tell Bob why she's upset at him, but doesn't get up the nerve. She has to see Bob's TV appearance to realize he's not doing what she though thought he would.


We'll follow the old man wherever he wants to stay\\
As long as he stays away from the battle fray.\\

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We'll follow stay with the old man wherever he wants to stay\\
As long as he stays away from the battle battle's fray.\\

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* ArtsyBeret: Phil wears a beret and all-black costume for his "pretentious artist" persona, directing a bizarre avant garde dance routine. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-cXP1uDFpA Watch]].


* CurseCutShort: Bob almost says a swear word in a letter, but Waverly tells him to skip that part.

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* CurseCutShort: Bob almost says a swear word in when reading a letter, letter out loud, but Waverly tells him to skip that part.



* DramaticDrop: Bob drops his luggage and coat upon seeing General Waverly walk in and springs to a salute.

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* DramaticDrop: Bob drops his luggage and coat upon seeing General Waverly walk in and springs to a salute. Phil later does the same.



* HappyHolidaysDress: Two stunning ones worn by the Haynes sisters at the end.

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* HappyHolidaysDress: Two stunning ones worn by the Haynes sisters at the end. They are red ballgowns trimmed with white fox, to give a grand MrsClaus look to the regular Santa outfits Wallace and Davis are wearing.



* HollywoodNewEngland

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* HollywoodNewEnglandHollywoodNewEngland: Much of the film takes place in Vermont.



* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: The climax of the film centers around a plot Bob concocts to quickly rally the veterans of the 151st Division to surprise General Waverly for Christmas.

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* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: The climax of the film centers around a plot Bob concocts to quickly rally the veterans of the 151st Division (or at least those living in the northeast) to surprise General Waverly for Christmas.



* TheMenFirst: General Waverly, as Bob fondly remembers.

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* TheMenFirst: General Waverly, Waverly has this attitude, as Bob fondly remembers.



* UnplannedCrossdressing: To give Betty and Judy time to slip out of the Florida nightclub ahead of a chiseling landlord and the sheriff who's there to back him up, Phil talks Bob into lip-syncing a parodic reprise of the "Sisters" number. The "drag" consists of scarves, sashes, headdresses and the sister's feather-boa fans, plus rolling up their trousers to expose the gartered socks that all well-dressed men wore then. It's still the comedic highlight of the film, mostly because Danny Kaye's outrageous and improvised campiness had the much more conservative (onscreen and in real life) Bing Crosby totally {{Corpsing}} throughout the number.

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* UnplannedCrossdressing: To give Betty and Judy time to slip out of the Florida nightclub ahead of a chiseling landlord and the sheriff who's there to back him up, Phil talks Bob into lip-syncing a parodic reprise of the "Sisters" number. The "drag" consists of scarves, sashes, headdresses and the sister's feather-boa huge feather fans, plus rolling up their trousers to expose the gartered socks that all well-dressed men wore then. It's still the comedic highlight of the film, mostly because Danny Kaye's outrageous and improvised campiness had the much more conservative (onscreen and in real life) Bing Crosby totally {{Corpsing}} throughout the number.

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* CrowdSong: "The Old Man"

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* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: The climax of the film centers around a plot Bob concocts to quickly rally the veterans of the 151st Division to surprise General Waverly for Christmas.


* In-Joke: When General Waverly tells his driver to take a short cut to get back to headquarters, he really means for the driver to take the long way back in order to give him time with his men without their new commanding General being around. His aide notes that the driver-a Sergeant-will be demoted to private by the new General for wasting his time, to which Waverly replies "Yes. Isn't he lucky?" The new General, while he had only one scene and a few lines, still came across as a fussy martinet. Generals are authorized to have Sergeants be their drivers, so the driver getting demoted to Private meant he would be away from the new General and wouldn't have to put up with his bullshit all the time, so getting him demoted was really doing him a favor. Most movie-goers who'd served in the war would understand this immediately.

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* In-Joke: InJoke: When General Waverly tells his driver to take a short cut to get back to headquarters, he really means for the driver to take the long way back in order to give him time with his men without their new commanding General being around. His aide notes that the driver-a Sergeant-will be demoted to private by the new General for wasting his time, to which Waverly replies "Yes. Isn't he lucky?" The new General, while he had only one scene and a few lines, still came across as a fussy martinet. Generals are authorized to have Sergeants be their drivers, so the driver getting demoted to Private meant he would be away from the new General and wouldn't have to put up with his bullshit all the time, so getting him demoted was really doing him a favor. Most movie-goers who'd served in the war would understand this immediately.

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* In-Joke: When General Waverly tells his driver to take a short cut to get back to headquarters, he really means for the driver to take the long way back in order to give him time with his men without their new commanding General being around. His aide notes that the driver-a Sergeant-will be demoted to private by the new General for wasting his time, to which Waverly replies "Yes. Isn't he lucky?" The new General, while he had only one scene and a few lines, still came across as a fussy martinet. Generals are authorized to have Sergeants be their drivers, so the driver getting demoted to Private meant he would be away from the new General and wouldn't have to put up with his bullshit all the time, so getting him demoted was really doing him a favor. Most movie-goers who'd served in the war would understand this immediately.

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* TheHeroSucksSong: Downplayed with "Love - You Didn't Do Right By Me", which [[SubvertedTrope Betty tries to avoid singing]] after she learns Bob will be in the audience, as she found it awkward singing about "A Joe who had who had ice and snow in his heart" in front of the man she'd been personally entangled with not a few days ago. Alas, she's overruled by the bandmaster and [[DoubleSubverted ends up singing it anyway]].


Take Music/BingCrosby, Creator/DannyKaye, Creator/RosemaryClooney and Creator/VeraEllen, mix in a bunch of Creator/IrvingBerlin tunes, and throw in a light but solid plot to put them all together. This 1954 musical film directed by Creator/MichaelCurtiz is what you end up with.

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Take Music/BingCrosby, Creator/DannyKaye, Creator/RosemaryClooney and Creator/VeraEllen, mix in a bunch of Creator/IrvingBerlin Music/IrvingBerlin tunes, and throw in a light but solid plot to put them all together. This 1954 musical film directed by Creator/MichaelCurtiz is what you end up with.

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* SexyPackaging: The 60th anniversary video release does this to the leading ladies. We see just the heads of Kay and Crosby, but the full bodies of Rosemary and Vera. Rosemary is drawn to wear a dress far more slinky and {{form fitting| wardrobe}} than anything she wore in the movie, and Vera is wearing the holiday dress, but without her petticoat, to show her dancer legs.


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[[caption-width-right:300:"...and may all your Christmases be white."]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:"...[[caption-width-right:320:"...and may all your Christmases be white."]]


* AFatherToHisMen: Waverly, and one of the songs is basically about his men's admiration for him.

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* AFatherToHisMen: Waverly, and Waverly. The page quote is one of the songs songs, which is basically about his men's admiration for him.him. While in Vermont, Bob and Phil reminisce about him:
-->'''Bob:''' We ate, and then he ate. We slept, and then he slept.
-->'''Phil:''' Yeah, then he woke up, and ''nobody'' slept for 48 hours.


->''We'll follow the old man wherever he wants to go\\

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->''We'll ->''"We'll follow the old man wherever he wants to go\\



With the grandest son of a soldier of them all!''

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With the grandest son of a soldier of them all!''
all!"''

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