Written by Irving Berlin, “White Christmas” has become one of the most famous Christmas songs ever recorded. It made its’ debut in the 1942 film Holiday Inn, where Bing Crosby sung it as a duet with Marjorie Reynolds. This is the version found in the final cut of the film. The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song that year, becoming a huge hit, and it still remains one to this day.
As well as being a fan of old-school matte effects I also love this sort of thing: faux exteriors created on a sound stage. You can spot that they’re fake a mile off but they have a charm modern CGI effects will never have.