Imagine a movie being made just based on the concept of a songwriter, and being totally structured around the songs he wrote for the film? Not nowadays that's for sure! But if it's the 1940s and that musician is Irving Berlin then... why not?! Bing Crosby's singing, Fred Astair's dancing. Some goofy songs, some lovely ones (particularly the first time we hear White Christmas). Definitely a must see! :o)
Irving Berlin and Bing Crosby again?! Yup, in a way they actually "remade" Holiday Inn 12 years later! :p In fact Fred Astaire was supposed to sign on as well but he turned it down. I imagine he must have regretted that when he saw what a success it became... but that's ok, Danny Kaye is even funnier!
I'll admit to not having been too convinced by this when it came out, but having to see it again and again and again (is a favourite at Christmas for my Dad, for my sister anytime, and for my Belgian roomate when she needed cheering up after her breakup) it grew on me and now I quite enjoy it! The ensemble of actors they put together is wonderful and that soundtrack...
How 'bout you? What are your "must sees" during the holidays?