In my parent's home, traditional performers were always given preference, and Bing Crosby was pretty much the top of the category. I remember watching his annual Christmas specials on TV, and can even recall his final special in 1977.
Like Bing, neither of my parents had any familiarity with David Bowie (my older brother had a bunch of his albums, but my folks never cared much for the music of their kids - not a big surprise there), but my father had remarked that Bowie could sing well, and I also recall him saying If he would just continue to do songs like this, he'd have a long and successful career. Well, Pop, he did anyway.
The duet performed by Bing & Bowie stands out in my mind as a classic Christmas song, and I was surprised to learn a few folks in my office had never heard it before. Whether you're new to it or not, enjoy:
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