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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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Himself - Host
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Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra ...
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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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20 December 1957 (USA)  »

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This 30-minute show was released on DVD on October 7, 2003 as "Happy Holidays With Bing & Frank". As an extra, the DVD includes an approximately 45 minute question and answer session with daughters Nancy Sinatra and Tina Sinatra after a special public screening of the long unseen show in Los Angeles in 2003. See more »

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Bing Crosby: [accepting Frank's latest LP album] Why thank you, I'll treasure it always.
Himself - Host: You'll play it, too, I hope.
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The Christmas Song
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Written by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells
Performed by Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby
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A Video Christmas Card
23 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

WE FOUND THIS most pleasant half hour listed in the guide of Turner Classic Movies and figured that it was worth a look-see, if only once. We were pleasantly surprised to find that this was very pleasant, enjoyable and worthwhile to be recommended.

THIS IS NOT a "special", but rather an installment of THE FRANK SINATRA Show, a regular series. The program is only a half hour and that would appear to follow the customary format that was the norm for such Star oriented & titled shows. One need only look to all of the others to find the likes of: THE JACK BENNY PROGRAM, THE RRED SKELTON SHOW, DANNY KAYE and countless sitcoms that fit into this mold. (It was some years later that so many programs went to an hour; although there were always such types.)

AS FOR THIS particular example, it is a model for a concise, no wasted time, top notch TV show. There are no other guest stars, the show revolves around the two crooners; along with an ensemble that would rival a stage production.

THE VETERAN CONDUCTOR and composer, Nelson is credited as Musical Director and the play-list runs the table from the most modern songs, kiddie favourites and many traditional standards.

AS WE SAID earlier, this was a sort of sleeper that really surprised us. But not anymore, as Schultz wanted to keep it on our VCR for future Yuletide viewings.

THAT'S THE BEST idea you've had in ages, friend Schultz.

MERRY Christmas!


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