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Happy Holidays with Bing and Frank

Two of the biggest musical celebrities of the 20th century, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, come together with Christmas songs old and new in this classic holiday special from 1957.

Two of the biggest musical celebrities of the 20th century come together with Christmas songs old and new in this classic holiday special from 1957, filmed in colour. As Frank Sinatra casually trims his Christmas tree on a very hip, fashionable bachelor apartment stage set, his good friend Bing Crosby drops by, bearing an armful of gifts. They go on to perform their favourite Christmas songs, among them Jingle Bells, Sinatra's version of Mistletoe and Holly and Crosby's famed White Christmas.

Directed by Frank Sinatra himself, this nostalgic half-hour harks back to Victorian Christmases of old. A magical TV moment of swingin' old-school cool.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 27 Dec 2014 19:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • James Lord Pierpont

    Jingle Bells

    Music Arranger: Jimmy Smith. Performer: Frank Sinatra.
  • Henry Sanicola

    Mistletoe And Holly

    Composer: Frank Sinatra. Composer: Dok Stanford. Performer: Frank Sinatra. Performer: Bing Crosby.
  • James Lord Pierpont

    Jingle Bells

    Music Arranger: Jimmy Smith.
  • Trad.

    Deck The Halls

    Performer: Frank Sinatra. Performer: Bing Crosby.
  • Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby

    God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Hark The Herald Angels Sing

    Lyricist: Martin Madan. Lyricist: Charles Wesley. Lyricist: George Whitefield. Performer: Frank Sinatra. Performer: Bing Crosby.
  • Henry Oakeley

    Oh Come All Ye Faithful

    Composer: Jeff Wade. Performer: Frank Sinatra. Performer: Bing Crosby.
  • Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby

    The First Noel

  • Richard Storrs Willis

    It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

    Lyricist: Edmund Hamilton Sears. Music Arranger: Gene Puerling. Performer: Frank Sinatra. Performer: Bing Crosby.
  • Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby

    Away In A Manger

    Lyricist: James Ramsey Murray. Music Arranger: Richard Westenburg.
  • Frank Sinatra

    Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem

    Music Arranger: Ken Bolam.
  • J. Fred Coots

    Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

    Performer: Frank Sinatra. Composer: Haven Gillespie.
  • Mel Tormé

    Christmas Song

    Composer: Robert Wells. Performer: Frank Sinatra. Performer: Bing Crosby.
  • Irving Berlin

    White Christmas

    Performer: Frank Sinatra.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Frank Sinatra
Presenter Bing Crosby
Director Frank Sinatra

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