Now that Halloween is over, time to get into the Christmas spirit. In fact, Infinity Entertainment Group starts the celebration early — way early — by opening up the Bing Crosby vault once again.
Bing Crosby: The Television Specials: Volume 2 – The Christmas Specials — pulled out of the Bing Crosby Archive — is joining its Volume 1 predecessor on DVD in just a few days. (It may set the record for most colons in a title and most uses of the word “specials,” but don’t quote me on that.)
Included in this premiere, four-hour plus, two-disc collection are Bing’s first holiday special; his first color special; Bing Crosby and the Sounds of Christmas from 1971 and his final special, taped just five weeks before his death in 1977, Bing Crosby’s Merrie Olde Christmas, which features the iconic duet of The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth with David Bowie. All four specials are presented in their original uncut form. Bonus Material includes: Happy Holidays with Bing and Frank Show, a 1957 holiday episode of The Frank Sinatra Show filmed in color, and out-takes from the 1962 Bing Crosby Christmas special with Mary Martin.
The set will be available on November 9th and will set you back $19.98.