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OVERVIEW: This color special from 1957 pairs two icons of popular song in settings that flit from Sinatras supposed bachelor pad decorated for the holidays to a street filled with carolers in Victorian-era London. The two are laid back as always as they croon 15 favorites like Santa Claus Is Coming to Town. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, O Come All Ye Faithful, and White Christmas. Nelson Riddle orchestrated, with sumptuous results.
A cool yule swingathon…. Crosby and Sinatra swap Christmas tunes … [and] lay down some holiday hip.—LA Daily News.
A treasure…. The 90-minute disc comes with a nice array of extras including 30 minutes of previously unreleased footage, a Q&A with Nancy Sinatra and a special reprinted Sinatra family holiday card.—Chicago Sun-Times.
Does it get any cooler than Frank Sinatra smooth-talking his way through the opening moments of this television special and telling us that his sponsors are Bulova watches . . . and Chesterfield cigarettes? (And you thought A Christmas Story plays like a product of a different era.) Yes, it does get cooler—specifically when Bing Crosby shows up at the door of Sinatras swingin TV pad and the two begin fa-la-skoodly-dooing all your favorite holiday standards.—Boston Globe.
2003 Hart Sharp DVD Video. 1 hr 30 mins. Sealed. List Price: $20.