Perry Como Christmas Specials (1948-1994)
Born Pierino Ronald Como in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, Perry Como is a well-loved Italian-American crooner with a string of hits in the 40's and 50's.
Perry joined a list of crooners who became synonymous with Christmas such as Bing Crosby and Andy Williams. In a way, Perry and Andy share a sort of commonality in that they both discovered musical acts and had them on their show. In Perry's case, he very much liked Richard and Karen Carpenter. In fact, on their album "Christmas Portrait", Richard and Karen did a version of "Christ is Born", a staple of Perry's christmas carols.
Perry's last special was taped in Ireland in 1994 and titled "Perry Como's Irish Christmas".
Here is a sample of Perry singing "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas"