Happy Holidays from Holiday Inn! We’re open 15 days a year for all the major holidays. Come on up to Connecticut for a break from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
At least that’s what Bing Crosby’s character Jim Hardy hopes you’ll do in this enjoyable, if flawed film, also starring Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale, Walter Able and Louise Beavers and directed by Mark Sandwich, the film is full of memorable dance and song numbers and one song and dance we’d just as soon forget ever having seen.
“Holiday Inn” introduced the world to the song “White Christmas” which is either number one or number two in the list of most sold songs ever depending on the year. And the song won an Academy Award in 1943 for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture. It’s a highlight of the film for sure.
So cozy up with a warm blanket, some hot cider or something a bit stronger, gather around with your loved ones and enjoy the sights and sounds of Holiday Inn.