Right up there with Miracle on 34th Street, White Christmas
and, for some reason, It’s a Wonderful Life
(the tone doesn’t seem particularly holiday-ish), sits Holiday Inn.
With music and lyrics by the spectacular Irving Berlin (“White Christmas,” “There’s no Business Like Show Business” and “God Bless America”), Holiday Inn
thrusts Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby into an impossible love triangle with Marjorie Reynolds.
Astaire’s dancing and Crosby’s singing, arguably the best Hollywood served up in the ’30s and ’40s or even through the present, holds up beautifully. The perfect antidote to the political and economic insanity of the last few months, make a cup of cocoa and cozy up to Holiday Inn.
Holiday Inn is currently available.