Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Happy Holidays With Bing & Frank

Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra during production of "Happy Holidays With Bing & Frank."
Courtesy of Frank Sinatra Enterprises, LLC
(Left to right): Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra during production of "Happy Holidays With Bing & Frank." The holiday special, which aired on Dec. 20, 1957, was directed by Frank Sinatra.

Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on CREATE + Sunday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 25 at 7 p.m. on KPBS 2 / On Demand

Originally aired on December 20, 1957, "Happy Holidays With Bing & Frank" is a timeless Christmas favorite, featuring the magical combination of Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby in an early color television special. The two legends swap Christmas carols, songs, and stories, pay a musical visit to Victorian England, and duet on Christmas classics.

The show finishes in inimitable fashion with “The Christmas Song” and “White Christmas” for pure festive perfection. Directed by Sinatra, with music conducted by Nelson Riddle, the program also features the Ralph Brewster Singers.

Songs include: “Mistletoe And Holly,” “Jingle Bells,” “Deck The Halls,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Hark The Herald Angels Sing,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “The First Noel,” “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear,” “Away In A Manger,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer,” “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” “The Christmas Song” and “White Christmas.”

Happy Holidays with Bing & Frank: Preview

Watch On Your Schedule:

This film is available on demand with KPBS Passport, a benefit for members supporting KPBS at $60 or more yearly, using your computer, smartphone, tablet, Roku, AppleTV, Amazon Fire or Chromecast. Learn how to activate your benefit now.

With the PBS Video App, you can watch your favorite and local station shows. Download it for free on your favorite device. The app allows you to catch up on recent episodes and discover award-winning shows.