Happy Holiday (song)

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"Happy Holiday"
from the film Holiday Inn
Music by Irving Berlin
Published 1942
Original artist Bing Crosby
Recorded by Acoustix, Carpenters, Perry Como, Faith Evans, Percy Faith, Jackie Gleason, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Peggy Lee, Living Strings and Living Voices, Barry Manilow, Johnny Mathis, Nelson Riddle, Jo Stafford, Sarah Vaughan, Dionne Warwick, Andy Williams

"Happy Holiday" (sometimes performed as "Happy Holidays") is a popular song composed by Irving Berlin during 1941 and published the following year.[1]

History[edit]

The song was introduced by Bing Crosby in the film Holiday Inn (1942). While it is commonly regarded as a Christmas song, in the film it is performed on New Year's Eve, and expresses a wish for the listener to enjoy "happy holidays" throughout the entire year. It is said to be the origin of the proliferation of the phrase "Happy Holidays" during the Christmas and New Year period in the United States.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kimball, Robert, ed. (2001). The Complete Lyrics of Irving Berlin. New York: Knopf. p. 351. ISBN 0-679-41943-8. 

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