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May your days be merry and bright

SHANA SCHWARZ ~ SPECIAL FOR THE FOOTHILLS FOCUS~ 12/7/2011

Every year at this time, there are a few “must watch” movies for me and my family. We’ve already covered A Charlie Brown Christmas, and it won’t be long until we gather for Miracle on 34th Street (the original, of course), It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, and several others, including White Christmas. The title song originally appeared in another favorite of mine (Holiday Inn), but that doesn’t stop me from getting misty during the closing scene with each and every viewing like I’m hearing it for the first time.
And what’s better than viewing it on my TV at home? Seeing it performed live, of course! Make the trip to Tempe this week to see White Christmas as part of the Broadway Series at ASU’s Gammage Auditorium. Even if you’ve never seen the movie, don’t miss a chance to enhance your holiday season with the music, dancing and fun of an Irving Berlin classic.
Tickets are on sale now at asugammage.com or by calling 1-800-982-ARTS (2787). ASU Gammage is located on the main campus of Arizona State University in Tempe at Mill Avenue and Apache Boulevard. There are several restaurants within walking distance of the theater, so make it a great date and plan to spend your evening in Tempe any night thru Monday. For most of us, this is the only way to actually experience a “White Chirstmas,” so get there before it’s gone!