Episode 12 – Bing Crosby

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In this episode, we go into some detail about the voice of Christmas – Bing Crosby, in particular, the Christmas music of Bing Crosby.

We also find out my favorite top 5 Bing Crosby Christmas cover versions of other Christmas songs.

We’ll also learn who won April’s round of ‘The Great Tinsel Tunes Battle Royal 2019’ and list the contenders for May.

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Bing Crosby’s full list of Christmas songs with release years listed below.

1 9 3 5
Silent Night (recorded for private charitable distribution)
Adeste Fidelis
Silent Night

1 9 4 2
Happy Holiday
I’ve Got Plenty to be Thankful for
White Christmas
Adeste Fidelis
Faith of our Fathers
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Let’s Start the New Year Right

1 9 4 3
Jingle Bells (with the Andrews Sisters)
Santa Claus is Coming to Town (with the Andrews Sisters)
I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Going My Way

1945
Ave Maria from The Bells of Saint Mary’s, The Happy Prince (narrative), The Sweetest Story Ever Told

1947
White Christmas, Silent Night, The Christmas Song, Oh Fir Tree Dark, The Small One (narrative)

1 9 4 9
Twelve Days of Christmas (w Andrews Sisters)
Here Comes Santa Claus (w Andrews Sisters)
The First Noel
You’re All I Want for Christmas
Deck the Halls / Away in a Manger / I Saw Three Ships
Good King Wenceslas / We Three Kings / Angels We Have Heard on High

1 9 5 0
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
A Crosby Family Christmas — Parts 1 and 2
That Christmas Feeling
Poppa Santa Claus (w Andrews Sisters)
Mele Kalikimaka (w Andrews Sisters)
Silver Bells (w Carole Richards)
Marshmallow World
Looks Like a Cold, Cold Winter

1 9 5 1
Christmas in Killarney
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

1 9 5 2
Sleigh Ride
Little Jack Frost Get Lost (w Peggy Lee)
Sleigh Bell Serenade

1 9 5 4
White Christmas (w Danny Kaye, Peggy Lee, Trudy Stevens)
Snow (w Danny Kaye, Peggy Lee, Trudy Stevens)

1 9 5 5
Christmas is a Comin’
Is Christmas Only a Tree?
The First Snowfall
A Christmas Sing with Bing [CBS radio broadcast released on LP]

1 9 5 6
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

1 9 5 7
How Lovely is Christmas

1 9 5 8
Say One For Me
The Secret of Christmas
Just What I Wanted for Christmas

1 9 6 2
Winter Wonderland
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
What Child is This?
The Holly and the Ivy
The Little Drummer Boy
Holy Night
The Littlest Angel
Let it Snow!
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Frosty the Snowman, I Wish You a Merry Christmas
Pat-a-Pan
While Shepherds Watched their Sheep

1 9 6 3
Christmas Dinner Country Style
Do You Hear What I Hear?

1 9 6 4
It’s Christmas Time Again (w Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians)
Go Tell It On the Mountain (w Frank Sinatra and Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians)
The Secret of Christmas (w Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians)
Christmas Candles (w Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians)
We Wish You the Merriest (w Frank Sinatra and Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians)

1 9 6 5
The White World of Winter

1 9 7 0
A Time to Be Jolly
I Sing Noel
Round and Round the Christmas Tree
The First Family of Christmas
The Song of Christmas
A Christmas Toast
And the Bells Rang
Christmas Is
When You Trim Your Christmas Tree
Christmas is Here to Stay

1 9 7 3
Christmas Star

1 9 7 7
Peace on Earth / The Little Drummer Boy (w David Bowie)
On the Very First Day of the Year Sleigh Ride

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