It's time once again to close down the blog for the season.  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a Happy New Year.

This blog started as a tribute the way we celebrated Christmas here in the states for so many years.  Each of us gathered with our families to watch these Specials, Cartoons and Movies.  And we did it together as a country at the same time.  We don't celebrate Christmas together as a nation anymore.  And there are so many attacks these days against the very mention of Christmas.

I received a comment on Christmas eve thanking me for this blog and that it lifted their spirits as they had been down and didn't really feel in the Christmas Spirit.  That's the purpose of this blog, to bring a smile to your face as you take a walk down memory lane and relive some Christmas memories from the past. We lost a great one this year.  Andy Williams was a very beloved and treasured singer and Christmas won't be the same without him.  But we always have his recordings and will remember him as he takes his place with the great ones like Bing, Nat, Frank and Dean.

May you all have the joy and blessings of Christmas all year through.  Until next time....

In 1977, Bing filmed what would be his last Christmas television special.  Titled "Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas", it featured Bing and the family taking a trip to Merrie Olde England to visit a very distant relative, Sir Percival Crosby (played by Ron Moody).  The guests featured Mr. Ron Moody who was a famous British stage and screen actor who's most memorable role for American audiences was as Fagan in Oliver!  Also in the cast were model/actress Twiggy, British comedian Stanley Baxter and pop star, David Bowie.

Bowie performed his current hit at the time, "Heroes" as well as singing his now famous duet of "The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth" with Bing.

The special was filmed in October on location.  Bing had several appearances in London which would prove to sadly be his last.  Bing died on a golf course in Spain on October 14, 1977.

Here is the last time Bing sang White Christmas on television.

Here at the old blog, we wish all of you a very, Merry Christmas.

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Hello everyone,

I wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas.  There hasn't been anything posted this month.  Partly because I have posted so much over the past few years and the other is the busyness that is the holiday.

I will post something on Christmas Eve that should be like a hot cup of Wassail on a cold Winter's night.  Until then, peruse the blog as it is filled with memories.

Wassailing, England 16th Century