Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays - Bing Crosby & Fred Astaire - Holiday Inn

"Happy Holiday" (sometimes performed as "Happy Holidays") is a popular song composed by Irving Berlin during 1942.
The song was first performed by Bing Crosby for the 1942 film Holiday Inn. While it is often regarded as a Christmas song, in the movie it is performed on New Year's Eve, and expresses a wish for the listener to enjoy "happy holidays" throughout the entire year. The titular phrase is now most commonly associated with inclusive holiday greetings for the period around Christmas and the New Year.
The song has been recorded by numerous artists over the years, including Perry Como, Percy Faith, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Jackie Gleason, Peggy Lee, Barry Manilow (in a medley with "White Christmas"), Jo Stafford, and Andy Williams (in a medley with Kay Thompson's composition "The Holiday Season").



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