Holiday Inn

For the last of my seasonal posts, I thought I'd feature one of my favorite old movies, Holiday Inn. Although it's often thought of as a Christmas movie (probably because it was the debut of "White Christmas"), it is actually a holiday movie in the truest sense of the word, with an Irving Berlin tune for almost every occasion. Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire have a great chemistry, and the object of their affections, Marjorie Reynolds, is one of the most gorgeous Hollywood starlets you've probably never heard of (unless you're a movie buff). I could describe the plot to you, but der Bingle does a pretty good job of that himself in this medley of songs from the film.

Bing Crosby - "Holiday Inn Medley (Let's Start The New Year Right/Abraham/Be Careful, It's My Heart/Easter Parade/White Christmas)" (mp3)

It was recorded on December 14, 1944 for the Kraft Music Hall program, and is available on the awkwardly titled WWII Radio Christmas Show CD.


Gotta say though, the blackface number is a little jarring if you're not expecting it.
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