Bing Crosby: The Television Specials Volume 2- The Christmas Specials
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Bing's first two holiday TV specials--which weren't entirely devoted to a Christmas theme--comprise the first of the two discs. 1961's "Bing Crosby Show," which was filmed in England and aired on December 11th, features Terry-Thomas and Shirley Bassey, with a surprise appearance by one of Bing's old buddies. "The Bing Crosby Show for Clairol," from December 24th, 1962, was Bing's first color special, and his guests are broadway star (and two-time movie co-star with Bing) Mary Martin and pianist-conductor-composer André Previn. Filling out disc 1 are outtakes from the Clairol Special and the half-hour "Happy Holidays with Bing and Frank" (Dec.Read more ›
These are great Christmas shows which are bound to bring back some wonderful memories.
This two-DVD set is the second volume of Bing Crosby television specials, released by his widow Kathryn and Bing Crosby Enterprises, and produced by Robert S. Bader. Four of Bing's Christmas specials are included in this set.
Disc 1 contains two shows that I was too young to remember, so this DVD was my introduction to them. They are not really Christmas shows per se, but Bing sings "White Christmas" at the end of both shows, and "The Little Drummer Boy" in the second show. The first show, which aired in December 1961 on ABC, was taped in England and features an all-British cast, including Ron Moody, Terry-Thomas, and the gorgeous Shirley Bassey, plus a cameo by British-born Bob Hope (in drag). The second show was Bing's first color special, sponsored by Clairol, and aired on Christmas Eve, 1962, also on ABC; it features Broadway legend Mary Martin, André Previn (who was still a jazz musician, not yet a symphony conductor and film composer), and the United Nations Children's Choir.Read more ›
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had more about the beginning of his specials that were not Christmas than real Christmas specials. But it had the David Bowie duet and that was what I really wanted so it's okay.Published 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
Simply classic. It doesn't get any better at the holidays than with these Bing Crosby Christmas Specials. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Ralph Morrington
Bing and Bowie! Who would have ever thought of that combination? Better than Lennon and McCartney or Rodgers and Hammerstein! Come get them on video before its too late! Read morePublished 21 months ago by Bradley Evans
Watching these at Christmas time turned back the clock for me. Bing's specials are timeless. This is well worth the time.Published on April 11, 2014 by Thomas K. Edgar
As a child our family always sat infront of the tv to watch Bings' specials.
My mothers' love for Bing started when she was in high school. Read more
I grew up in a household where Bing Crosby was king. We watched every movie, all the specials, every record he ever made. Read morePublished on January 29, 2014 by Rebecca Mizher
Wow this guy could sing, interesting to see the guest stars, could have been a little more christmas songs, but again they don't make em like this anymore... Read morePublished on December 15, 2013 by JB