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Summer Blockbuster!?! | Episode 106: Holiday Inn

December 13, 2019

#106: Holiday Inn

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Episode Description: On this week’s episode, we attempt to get into the Christmas spirit by taking on 1942’s Holiday Inn, directed by Mark Sandrich and starring Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby. Despite featuring Irving Berlin’s classic tune White Christmas, it turns out that this film tackles all of the major holidays, from Easter to Thanksgiving to…Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, of which the less said, the better. But it certainly inspires a myriad of conversations, including couchsurfing, hotel cleanliness, propaganda, censorship, 13 Reasons Why and, uh, blackface, which plays a bigger role in this film than one could ever imagine. Yes, Christmas is in the air!

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