BING CROSBY CHRISTMAS, A: LIKE THE ONES WE USED TO KNOW! (TV)

Summary

A television special featuring clips from Bing Crosby’s various television Christmas specials, hosted by Gene Kelly and Kathryn Crosby.

Clips from Crosby’s various Christmas specials include: Crosby singing and dancing alongside a snowman in a special from 1973; a sketch featuring the Crosby family as hobos celebrating Christmas, singing “We’ve Got Camaraderie”; the Crosby family’s first television appearance with Bing Crosby in a 1966 Christmas special singing “Silver Bells”; other excerpts from specials featuring the Crosby family singing “Talk to the Animals,” “Do You Hear What I Hear?,” “The Christmas Song,” and various other Christmas songs; Crosby singing “Doin’ the Bing” on his first television Christmas special in 1962, and singing “Happy Together” with Mary Martin; Crosby in a sketch along with Melba Moore; Crosby singing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” with Twiggy and Carol Burnett; Crosby in a comedy sketch alongside Roy Clark; Crosby and Jackie Gleason singing “A Pair of Loafers”; Crosby, Fred Astaire, the Young Americans, Connie Stevens, Michael Landon, and John Byner singing “Sleigh Ride” in various clips; Crosby and David Bowie singing a duet version of “The Little Drummer Boy”; Crosby singing “O Holy Night,” “Noel,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” and “Silent Night”; and various clips of Crosby singing “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” throughout his different specials. Includes commercials.

Also includes a “News Center 4 Update” with Chuck Scarborough.

Details

  • NETWORK:
  • DATE: December 6, 1979 9:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:00:39
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: B:83407
  • GENRE: Specials
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Specials
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV, 1979
  • COMMERCIALS: TV – Commercials – Sanka coffee^TV – Commercials – Dawn dishwashing detergent^TV – Commercials – Kodak cameras^TV – Commercials – Polaroid cameras^TV – Commercials – GE appliances^TV – Commercials – 7-Up soft drink^TV – Commercials – Sure antiperspirant^TV – Commercials – Prell shampoo^TV – Commercials – Ford automobiles^TV – Commercials – Easy-Off oven cleaner^TV – Commercials – Samsonite luggage^TV – Commercials – Mercury automobiles^TV – Commercials – Fruit of the Loom underwear^TV – Commercials – Moet champagne^TV – Commercials – Estee Lauder cosmetics^TV – Commercials – Mazda automobiles^TV – Promos – “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”^TV – Promos – “Shirley”^TV – Promos – “The Rockford Files”^TV – Promos – “Eischied”^TV – Promos – “Kate Loves a Mystery”^TV – Promos – “The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo”^TV – Promos – “Mary and Joseph: a Story of Faith”^TV – Promos – “Prime Time Sunday”^TV – Promos – “CHiPs”^TV – Promos – “BJ and the Bear”^TV – Promos – “Jack Frost”^TV – Promos – “The Bob Hope Christmas Special”^TV – Promos – “Dean Martin’s Christmas in California”^TV – Promos – “Little House on the Prairie”^TV – Promos – “She’s Dressed to Kill”^TV – Promos – “Donahue”

CREDITS

    • Frank Konigsberg … Executive Producer
    • Marshall Flaum … Producer, Director, Writer
    • Marcia Lewis … Associate Producer
    • Gene Kelly … Host
    • Kathryn Crosby … Host
    • Fred Astaire
    • David Bowie
    • Carol Burnett
    • John Byner
    • Roy Clark
    • Bing Crosby
    • Harry Crosby
    • Mary Frances Crosby
    • Nathaniel Crosby
    • Doodletown Pipers, The
    • Jackie Gleason
    • Michael Landon
    • Mary Martin
    • Melba Moore
    • Connie Stevens
    • Twiggy
    • Young Americans, The
    • For "News Center 4 Update"
    • Chuck Scarborough … Anchor