"things i heart" is my friday series on the blog. hope you enjoy!
first, a quick apology for the late post today! we were at the hospital a LOT longer than anticipated yesterday (but everything went well!), and between taking care of the patient and, ya know, sleeping, i couldn't get back to the blog until now. SO my absolute favorite christmas movie is the little-known holiday inn (1942). good ol' bing crosby is the owner of an inn open on holidays only, so while yes, you do go through an entire year of holidays, christmas starts and ends the movie and (naturally) that's where most of the action happens!
a little bit of trivia for you: most people assume the song white christmas first appeared in - you guessed it - the film white christmas starring bing and danny kaye. in fact, the song was written for holiday inn, and irving berlin won an oscar for the song that year.
we always watch this movie as a family after thanksgiving dinner, and then again closer to christmas. 2 years ago the movie was colorized for the very first time. we had always loved guessing at what colors the costumes really were, but we actually didn't guess them all correctly! we still prefer our conclusions though (hehe), and sometimes we still watch it in black & white, since that's the version we cherish.
i invite you to rent this one this christmas, you may just add it to your favorites too!
"may your days be merry and bright.
and may all your christmases be white."