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Holiday Inn (1942) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Mark Sandrich and produced by Mark Sandrich.

Academy Awards 1942 --- Ceremony Number 15 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringRobert Emmett DolanNominated
Best Music - SongMusic and Lyrics by Irving BerlinWon
Best WritingIrving BerlinNominated
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25 Days of Christmas: Holiday Inn (1942)

on Dec 15, 2017 From Journeys in Classic Film

Originally published December 4th, 2012 Tonight’s 25 Days of Christmas film appears on many “Best Of Christmas” lists and I figured I’d give it a look. It’s one of two classic Bing Crosby films I have and if my thoughts on Holiday Inn are any indication…let’... Read full article


25 Days of Christmas: Holiday Inn (1942)

on Dec 12, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

Originally published December 4th, 2012 Tonight’s 25 Days of Christmas film appears on many “Best Of Christmas” lists and I figured I’d give it a look. It’s one of two classic Bing Crosby films I have and if my thoughts on Holiday Inn are any indication…let’... Read full article


25 Days of Christmas: Holiday Inn (1942)

on Dec 7, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

Originally published December 4th, 2012 Tonight’s 25 Days of Christmas film appears on many “Best Of Christmas” lists and I figured I’d give it a look. It’s one of two classic Bing Crosby films I have and if my thoughts on Holiday Inn are any indication…let’... Read full article


25 Days of Christmas: Holiday Inn (1942)

on Dec 4, 2014 From Journeys in Classic Film

Tonight’s 25 Days of Christmas film appears on many “Best Of Christmas” lists and I figured I’d give it a look. It’s one of two classic Bing Crosby films I have and if my thoughts on Holiday Inn are any indication…let’s just say it might be a wee bit difficu... Read full article


Kicking off the Holiday Season ~ Holiday Inn

By BG Voita on Nov 23, 2014 From Classic Reel Girl

It's Thanksgiving week which means the countdown to Christmas has begun (although if commercials and store decorations are any indication, the shotgun was fired the day after Halloween). While some might hum and hah like Ebenezer Scrooge, I am one of those silly souls who can't wait to switch the st... Read full article


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Quotes from

[talking about peach preserves]
Ted Hanover: Oh boy, do I go for those! Why they're great on... on...
[pause]
Ted Hanover: ... or even plain!


Ted Hanover: A gentle smile often breeds a kick in the pants.


Jim Hardy: [trying to describe Linda] She was sort of a medium built, medium height. With a nice evening gown on with a belt in the back. She's sorta built like the girl I knew from the corner drugstore who used to play pinball. Conshwella Schlepkiss. I remember she was high man three weeks in a row.


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Facts about

Irving Berlin got the idea for the film after writing the song "Easter Parade" for his 1933 show "As Thousands Cheer", and planned to write a play about American holidays, but it never materialized. He later pitched the idea to Mark Sandrich who got the ball rolling for this film.
Until 1997, "White Christmas" was the best selling music single ever. It was passed at that time by "Goodbye, England's Rose", the Elton John rework of "Candle in the Wind" done for Princess Diana's funeral. These two songs still rank #1-2.
When Irving Berlin won an Oscar for his song "White Christmas" from this movie, he became the first artist to present himself with an Academy Award.
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