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Sunday, December 19, 2010

A 365 to 40 Holiday, Day 19: Come, They Told Me...

Nothing but the big guns from here until Christmas, friends.

This song is legendary in my house. My mother grew up admiring Bing Crosby as a performer, and then I grew up watching her admire David Bowie. In 1977, when this was filmed, her world collided. The poignant/slightly creepy fact about this song was that the Christmas special it debuted on aired AFTER Bing had died. Such is the magic of television, I suppose. It would have to be magic to bring these two together. But this song is lovely; The Little Drummer Boy has long been one of my favorite carols, and the piece written for Bowie to sing makes me think of Lennon, in its simple wish for peace.

Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy - David Bowie and Bing Crosby

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