Bowie meets Bing.


Somehow I imagined that when David Bowie and Bing Crosby came together it would be less…cheesy.

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2 comments

  1. My favorite part is when he talks about agents sliding down the chimney.

    Rumor has it (I may or may not have learned this from Holiday Pop-Up Video in the late ’90s) that originally it was just supposed to be a “Little Drummer Boy” duet, but Bowie arranged to add the “Peace on Earth” part, not to bridge the gap between Christian holiday tradition and a more secular worldview, but because “The Little Drummer Boy” didn’t show off his vocal talent enough.

    Regardless, a few years ago I made my mom a sweet Christmas mix CD featuring this, a few songs from “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” and Redd Foxx singing “The Christmas Song” on “Sanford & Son.”

  2. Hot. I also like how Bing initially acts like he doesn’t even know who Bowie is and then he says that Bowie’s music is all right. And I like how Bowie makes like he’s going to play the piano but synthesizer music filters in. High art.


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