"(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays" is a popular song, commonly associated with the Christmas season although the lyrics are also applicable to the Thanksgiving holiday.
The music was written by Robert Allen, the lyrics by Al Stillman. The song was published in 1954.
The best-known recordings were made by Perry Como, who recorded the song twice. The first recording, done on November 16, 1954, was released as a single for Christmas, 1954, by RCA (catalog number 20-5950-B on 78rpm and 47-5950-B on 45rpm). The flip side was "Silk Stockings" (which appeared in the Cash Box magazine top 50). "Home for the Holidays" reached #8 on the Billboard magazine chart in the
The next Christmas it was released again, with God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen as
the flip side, as RCA 20-6321-A and 47-6321-A. The same recorded version was
released in the United
Kingdom by HMV with the catalog number
POP-103, with the flip side "Tina Marie". This recording has appeared
on many compilation albums over the years and remains a Christmas radio staple.
The Carpenters recorded a popular cover version that was eventually released on their 1984 album An Old-Fashioned Christmas.
In 2002, Barry Manilow covered the song for his second Christmas-themed album, A Christmas Gift of Love.
On November 30, 2011, T-Mobile announced a surprise event at the Woodfield Mall. On December 1, 2011, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon directed about six surprise singing and dancing mall performances of "Home for the Holidays" by Carly Foulkes and 100 Chicago-area women in magenta dresses. The performances were later edited into a music video with the hope that it would go viral. The full video that was posted on YouTube has a run time of 3:48 and it was presented in a 60-second national television commercial starting on December 12. The video was produced by Ridley Scott and Tony Scott's RSA Films. The musical director was Paul Mirkovich.
The song was also remade as a duet between Cyndi Lauper and Norah Jones in 2011 for an exclusive iTunes release. The 1-track single was available to download on November 1 and did well on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, peaking at #12 and at #22 on the Adult Contemporary Radio Airplay Chart in the
The song is currently under copyright.
There are only 16 more days until Christmas, so you better get that shopping done. I began my new position at work today and so far so good; we shall see how it turns out. Goodnight everyone!
Perry Como singing "There's No Place like Home for the Holidays"
"My Friend the Doctor" from Doctor Dolittle soundtrack
Doctor Dolittle trailer (it doesn't do the film any sort of justice; I don't know who designed trailers back then, but they sucked at doing it).