📅 Thought for today:

‘Do it big, do it right and do it with style.’

— Fred Astaire

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The Christmas films are appearing on television – either scheduled or streamed.

In there will be Holiday Inn, a real favourite of mine.

The “rivalry” between Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby is a lot of fun, and the stage sets are superb.

The film was made in the midst of World War 2 (released in 1942).

Irving Berlin won an Oscar for his song “White Christmas”. The song, and the stage set, were deemed too good to use once, so eight years later the film White Christmas was released and made the song even more popular.

To my mind, Holiday Inn was the better film, the original if you will, and for certain, they lived up to this quote from Fred.

This is my motto for 2022, I have hidden in the shadows a bit too much for the past few years, so with the first draft of my book (“Not My Bags”) nearing completion, several other book projects in the pipeline and a new teaching assignment, I’m planning to do 2022 in style.

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