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A Bit of Me(me): It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got Ol' Bing

Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Bit of Me(Me)

Danielle from There's a Book hosts A Bit of Me(me) every Saturday. Each week she asks us to post the answer to a question designed to help us get to know each other better.

This week's question: What’s your favorite holiday movie? The one you could watch every year and it would always remind you of that time of year.

My favorite holiday movie is Holiday Inn. Bing Crosby plays a performer who is sick of the daily grind and so opens his own exclusive inn in Connecticut where he only performs on holidays.

Holiday Inn
You just can't beat Bing Crosby at Christmas. He's a perfect straight man to Fred Astaire's goofy character. I don't even have to mention his voice, do I? Or Fred's moves? Marjorie Reynolds is the love interest and I like her as well. I love that the movie is about so many different holidays. There are songs for Valentine's Day and Easter and the 4th of July. And, of course, Bing's famous "White Christmas" was written by Irving Berlin for this movie. I'm a sucker for the old musicals anyway though. Park me in front of one and I will watch the whole thing with a giant goofy grin on my face.

I will say that there's one scene that in the present comes across as very racist. They perform in blackface and the African-American characters are very stereotyped. It bothers me when I think about it, but the rest of the movie is just so good I try to overlook it as a sign of the times. Is that bad? I don't know.

Anyway, what's your favorite holiday movie? Write a post and link up at There's a Book!



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7 comments:

  1. I haven't seen this one...or many of the old movies, but I want to do that soon...I loved Bing Crosby's White Christmas.

    Here's my post:

    (click on my name)

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  2. I think I've seen White Christmas, but definitely not this one. Might have to check it out this year. :)

    Hope you have a chance to check out my favorite Christmas movies

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  3. I love, love, love Holiday Inn!!! It is one of my favorite movies though I do fast forward that *one* scene. Still, it's a great movie that I *have* to watch at least a couple of times each year.

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  4. I'm not sure that I've ever seen a Christmas movie with Bing in it...or any movie, for that matter! What a travesty!

    I chose About A Boy for mine:
    http://www.dorolerium.com/?p=2053

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  5. Nice one. I have not seen this one but it sounds great =)

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  6. I absolutely adore old movies and Bing Crosby is amazing! I'm so glad you mentioned this one because I don't think it's one I would have instantly thought of, though I love it! Hopefully they'll have it on AMC this Christmas??? I hope! Just something about old movies that's so magical!

    Thanks for jumping in this week! It was so fun to have you! :o)

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  7. I've only see Holiday Inn a few times. But, I love Bing. I especially love him in White Christmas, but I also love Danny Kaye. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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