Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Holiday Inn

Growing up, my family watched Holiday Inn almost every Thanksgiving. It stars Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby and the very pretty Marjorie Reynolds.

The basic premise is that entertainer Jim Hardy (Bing Crosby) is tired of show business, tired of the late nights, tired of the constant travel. He leaves it all behind to open a quiet Inn in Connecticut that will only open on holidays.

There is lots of singing and dancing, beautiful costumes, and, of course, a love story. My family adores it.
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I'm thinking a lot about traditions lately. Peter and I have been together for enough years now that we have some of our own. Everything feels very special to me this year, I think because we are in the midst of planning our wedding and becoming a family, in the official sense.
I should stop before I make myself cry at my desk. I've become quite sappy.


  1. Planning a wedding will do that to a girl! Hope all is well. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Peter.

  2. the kurtzman girls also LOVE this movie.

  3. Thanks so much, Emily! Wishing you and Nick a very, very happy Thanksgiving. I bet you two are going to make lots of yummy things! I'm excited to read about them.

    And KK, the Kurtzman girls demonstrate once again that they have excellent taste! I'm not surprised at all. XO

  4. Hi Julie, thanks for visiting my blog. I love Holiday Inn (basically anything with Bing Crosby...) Happy Holidays!

  5. I had no idea so many people loved Holiday Inn!

    Elizabeth, I totally get what you're saying -- Bing is pretty irresistible. Happy Thanksgiving to you!


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