Friday, December 14, 2007

The Friday Fact

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas...

The song White Christmas was written in 1941 by Irving Berlin, for the movie Holiday Inn. It starred Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. The movie was released in spring of 1942, and the song was an overnight sensation. It quickly became a sort of anthem for all the homesick soldiers.

The record single went on to become the highest selling record of all time. Even beating Elvis and the Beatles.

In 1954, the movie was made. Originally it was supposed to star Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, reprising their success from Holiday Inn. Fred was "retired" though, and the part went to Donald O'Connor. That didn't last long either and it was redone for Danny Kaye.

The set of Columbia Inn is the same set from Holiday Inn, with some minor remodeling. Sadly, Pine Tree, Vermont doesn't really exist.

"When what's left of you gets around to what's left to be gotten, what's left to be gotten won't be worth getting whatever it is you've got left."- Danny Kaye as Phil Davis in White Christmas


  1. Hey Coral. It's WickedElphie. I've been wanting to get back into contact with you. If you could drop me an email at SilverChan229(at)yahoo(dot)com I'd appreciate it a lot. Hope you have a good Holiday!

  2. Love both those movies. It can't be Christmas until I watch them both. The sad thing is...the VCR ATE my copy of White Christmas on Saturday night! Boohoo! Now I'll have to break down and get it on DVD. :)