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Happy Holidays with Bing and Frank 

A special Christmas-themed musical-variety episode guest starring Bing Crosby.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Himself - Host
The Ralph Brewster Singers ...
Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra ...


In the only episode of this series filmed in color (but probably broadcast only in black-and-white), legendary crooner Bing Crosby is guest star. Crosby joins Sinatra in performing many classic Christmas songs, among them Sinatra's version of "Mistetoe and Holly" and Crosby's famed "White Christmas". Some of the songs are performed on a set with a backdrop of Victorian England; other songs were performed on a set that resembled a hip late-1950's bachelor apartment. This episode has been released in color on DVD. Written by Joseph

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Drama | Music




Release Date:

20 December 1957 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Filmed in color, although ABC originally broadcast it in black and white. See more »


Bing Crosby: [accepting Frank's latest LP album] Why thank you, I'll treasure it always.
Frank Sinatra - Host: You'll play it, too, I hope.
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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Traditional English Carol
Performed by Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby
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Both Legends in Fine Form
23 December 2015 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Happy Holidays with Bing and Frank (1957)

*** (out of 4)

Frank Sinatra (who also directed) and Bing Crosby show off their voices in this Christmas special, which clocks in less than forty minutes but if you're a fan of either legend then you'll certainly want to check this out. At the time it originally aired, this was seen by most people in B&W but it was shot in color and this was used by the television company to try and get people to upgrade their television sets to color ones.

As for the film itself, it's certainly not ground-breaking or a masterpiece but if you enjoy the men then you should enjoy their singing here. The highlights include The First Noel, Jingle Bells, Santa Claus is Comin' to Town, Deck the Halls, White Christmas and of course Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Both men's voices are in fine form and the arrangements on the songs are quite good.

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