Happy Holiday (song)

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"Happy Holiday"
from the film Holiday Inn
Song by Bing Crosby
Published 1942
Composer Irving Berlin
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]


The song was introduced by Bing Crosby in the 1942 film Holiday Inn. 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.

The song helped to popularize the phrase "Happy holidays" as a common greeting during the Christmas and holiday season in the United States.

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  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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