Friday, December 24, 2010

Bing Crosby for Christmas, Anyone?

I'm a huge Bing Crosby fan. So I was delighted when Crosby Enterprises released some new, great material this holiday season. You can read more about this, together with my brief Q&A with Bing's son, Harry, in today's San Francisco Chronicle.

Among the recent releases are The Crosby Christmas Sessions CD and The Television Specials: Vol 2 - The Christmas Specials DVD, the latter containing the famous David Bowie/Bing Crosby duet of "The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth." I've had the CD in my player non-stop for the past two weeks - sure, everyone is the house is being driven nuts - but 'tis the season for my annual Christmas Bing binge. Additional Bing material to be released in January. And for a touch of more Bing nostalgia, visit one of the Bing Crosby restaurants in San Diego, Rancho Mirage, or Walnut Creek.

"May your days be merry and bright"


30 comments:

Caren Gittleman said...

gotta have some "Bing" and "Bling" at Christmas!

Merry, Merry!!!

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Jane said...

Christmas is just not Christmas without Bing!

Jane

An English Shepherd said...

Bing sounds fun to me.

Merry Christmas Wizz :-)

reanaclaire said...

Merry Christmas to you!!

Judie said...

Ah, that silver-tongued crooner! Muck better than Elvis's rendition of Blue Christmas!

Phoenix said...

I definitely associate Bing Crosby with Christmas, having grown up listening to him croon all the Christmas hits, but I gotta tell you: my mom always played Neil Diamond's Christmas album (and the guy's Jewish, too) so when it comes time for Christmas Carols - Neil Diamond comes first, Crosby a very close second.

I hope you had some lovely holidays, Nick!

Kimber Leszczuk. said...

I love Bing Crosby. :) HOpe you had a Merry Christmas. :)

Candice said...

If I hear one more Christmas song I'll puke. I'm not normal, I know... ;)

karen said...

Belated Christmas greetings from the other side of the world! Glad you could enjoy your annual Bing-Binge :)

Dawn said...

Bing Crosby! That was almost all I listened to all Christmas...and even now....when my Christmas music has been put away...I cannot get his voice out of my head:)
Gotta love the Bing!

Pam said...

Happy memories to all. I like Bing Crosby, Bing cherries, and Bing Bong (a pony I used to ride when I was a young'un). Merry Christmas everyone.

Judie said...

Nick, I hope you have a wonderful new year! Only one day to go in 2010!

Jolly Princess said...

Hello, I just drop by to say HAPPY NEW YEAR! My BEST WISHES for the year 2011!

Maggie May said...

Happy New Year!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Parabolic Muse said...

I watched White Christmas with the same delight as always, and am always awed by the uniqueness of Bing's voice.

I also loved him in the remake of Philadelphia Story.

Happy New Year to you!

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

I love Bing Crosby too and specially the little drummer boy. Christmas is just not Christmas without Bing in the background. I'll have to visit his restaurant in San Diego on one of my trips out there.

janet said...

Wow...I remember watching that Christmas special and loving the idea of Bing paired with David Bowie...so cool then and very cool now. Some things just get better with time.

Janet xox

Marilyn said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I wish you all the best for 2011, may it be a wonderful year for you.

Samantha Vérant said...

Hey, Nick! Happy New Year! I hope the next year is merry and bright for you! Samantha

....Petty Witter said...

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without Bing. A bit late I know but may I wish you and yours all the very best for 2011 - keep up these amazing posts.

Dumdad said...

I used to love watching the Bing Crosby and Bob Hope road movies. But I haven't seen on in a while as my French channels don't show them.

Bonne Année!

paige said...

Bing IS Christmas!

Domino Master said...

nice blog... love it

Sniffles and Smiles said...

What is not to love about Bing!!! Love it!!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, my friend...and that your 2011 is off to a wonderful start!! Just stopping in to say, "hi!" Hugs, Janine

Deborah Ann said...

I'm a huge Bing fan too, only I didn't know about this new stuff! Thanks for sharing...

ladytruth said...

It's always interesting to me how people do Christmas in different ways. My dad's always in charge of the songs on Christmas Eve and Christmas day, but around here the old Boney M cd still is king. You can't argue with the man in his own house ... not unless you want to get the smalles piece of Christmas pudding. Not good.

Thanks for leaving the comment on my blog; yours looks quite interesting and I'm looking forward to reading some more of it :)

Linda Starr said...

No we're not all the same.

Phoenix said...

Hey you - just thought I'd check in and see how you've been, hope life isn't too crazy and things are going well. :)

Have a lovely day,

Phoenix

Nezzy said...

Hey Nick, I ran across a comment of yours and just wanted to check in and see how ya are doin'.

God bless ya and have a wonderful day!!! :o)

Foredi said...

Thanks for sharing. Gooduck!