Holiday Inn Captured My Heart

I took my best girl to the cinema yesterday.  Just me and my gal catching a show and we had a swell time, see.  A real swank time, I tell you.

It’s hard to shake the circa 1940s slang after being immersed in it for a couple hours.  As an early Christmas present, I bought tickets for Holiday Inn for my sister since it’s her favorite Christmas movie.  She was surprised to learn that I had never seen it so she asked me to join her rather than her hubby.

With its old world charm, the Tampa Theatre is the perfect cinema for a showing of a classic film and I loved watching the movie for the first time on the big screen as it was intended.  The larger than life dance numbers and set designs help your appreciate the art of film-making in a time before CGI and green screens.


Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby’s characters were delightful and endearing, like the way you want to remember these classic Hollywood film stars.  Although as beloved as they are, it’s the songs and the dancing that truly steal the show, of course.


The song, White Christmas, makes its debut in Holiday Inn, however, most people know it as the theme song for White Christmas, which will also be showing this holiday season at the Tampa Theatre on December 23.


Much like my sister, Holiday Inn captured my heart with singing and dancing.  I enjoyed watching this classic Christmas movie on the big screen so much that I plan to make this a new holiday tradition for us.

That’d be swell, I tell ya.  A real hot dog!


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  1. Stacy Uncorked says:

    I haven’t seen that movie in a long time – it’s one of the few old ones I like to watch while wrapping Christmas presents. What a cool tradition for you and your sister to start doing each year! 🙂

    Love your selections for this week! And thanks for hosting the linky, and for playing along with us each week! 🙂

    Happy Birthday, Mikey! Here’s a Box of Rocks in this Winter Wonderland because Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Who? Santa Baby!

  2. JamericanSpice says:

    I haven’t seen that movie either.

    I love that a theatre does old movies like that. I wish they had something like that here.

    Glad y’all had a great time.

    Perfect music to go with the theme of movies and Christmas.

    I know what you mean about Christmas being slow come on. I feel nothing still but I’m trying for the kids while teaching them the reason for the season.

    I hope you get a jolt of the season soon to help you along with decor, but not to overwhelm you.

  3. Lucy says:

    Oh, my gosh you are so lucky to get to see those old movies on the big screen! I love those two movies and would love to see them on the big screen. In Sedona, AZ they have a Film Week and I get see some old films that week on the Big Screen. Last year, I saw, North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock) and I was thrilled!
    Anyway, as you can tell, I loved your picks!!!!

    Have a wonderful week!!

  4. Gone Bananas says:

    I love all the old time movies! My favorite is For Me and my Gal with Gene Kelly and Judy Garland! I’ve never seen Holiday Inn will have to rent it! My favorite Christmas movie is the old Miracle on 34th St. What a great present! x

  5. Lorie Shewbridge says:

    I love old movies, things were so much simpler and everything always worked out in the end or was fixed with a song. =)
    I loved your selections this week and I’m so glad your sister took you to see the movie with her on the large screen – as it should be seen, what a truly wonderful experience.
    Can’t wait to see what you pick next week. HUGGLES!

  6. Xmasdolly says:

    I have this movie on DVD & my mom use to watch it over and over & now I watch it over & over well I mean I listen to it over and over because I’m always up doin’ something or other. Thanks for sharing sweetie! Hugzzzzzzzzzz to ya! HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU!

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