Happy Holiday (song)

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"Happy Holiday"
Song by Bing Crosby with the Music Maid and Hal and John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra
Written 1942
Genre Winter Holiday
Songwriter(s) Irving Berlin

"Happy Holiday" (sometimes performed as "Happy Holidays") is a popular song composed by Irving Berlin during 1942 and published the following year.[1]

History[edit]

"Happy Holiday" was introduced by Bing Crosby and Marjorie Reynolds (dubbed by Martha Mears) in the 1942 film Holiday Inn in a scene when the Inn opens for the first time. 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.

Jo Stafford was the first to record and release it on a Christmas album, on her album of the same title Happy Holiday in 1955.[2]

Kay Thompson wrote a song called "The Holiday Season" which is sometimes paired with "Happy Holiday" as a medley. This was first popularized by Andy Williams (who Thompson herself discovered and mentored). Other artists who have covered the "Happy Holiday"/"Holiday Season" medley include The Manhattan Transfer, She & Him, and Michael W. Smith.

Renditions[edit]

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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