Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Week Videos: White Christmas - Bing Crosby

by Dick Mac

Holiday Inn is a 1942 film starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, with music by Irving Berlin. The film has twelve songs written expressly for the film, the most notable being "White Christmas". . . .

The success of the song "White Christmas" eventually led to another film based on the song, White Christmas, which was released in 1954 and starred Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. It was a loose remake of Holiday Inn, with a plotline again involving an inn, but otherwise different from the earlier film. Fred Astaire was offered the second lead in the new film, but after reading the script, he declined. The role was then offered to Donald O'Connor, but he was injured before filming began. Danny Kaye took the role. (Holiday Inn (film) at Wikipedia.)

Crosby's singing partner in this rendition from the film is Marjorie Reynolds:

May your days be merry and bright!

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