The Georgia Straight musical advent calendar for Christmas 2018–Day 24: Bing Crosby and David Bowie
This is it! Santa comes tonight! Too late to sneak onto the nice list.
We have already heard from Bing Crosby a couple of times on this countdown, but I would be remiss if I failed to include this one. From Crosby’s final Christmas TV special in 1977, here’s his duet with David Bowie.
”Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy” was released as a single in 1982. It peaked at number three on the U.K. Singles Chart. According to Wikipedia, “The single became one of Bowie's best selling in his career, with total estimated sales over 400,000 in the UK alone.”
Inexplicably, in 2010 Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly re-created the duet for Funny or Die:
Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it!