Bing Crosby

Airs Friday, December 25, at 9 p.m. It's impossible to think of Christmas without timeless voices like Andy Williams, Bing Crosby, Johnny Mathis, Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Nat King Cole. On Christmas Crooners, host and producer Jim Raposa digs into his personal vault of archival interviews with music legends of the past, and their families, to capture the essence of the music that shaped the soundtrack of the holiday season.

Airs Tuesday, December 25 at 10:00 p.m. It's a very merry jazz Christmas with an hour of some of the best holiday jazz. We’ll talk with jazz historian Bill Sears about some of the off-the-beaten path jazz takes on your favorite holiday classics, and chat with our producer Lou Blouin about the Christmas duet that brought jazz icon Bing Crosby and rocker David Bowie together. That plus a conversation with pianist Eugene Marlow about his recent jazz reworking of some classic Hanukkah music, and tunes from Duke Ellington, Hammond B3 pioneer Jimmy Smith, Vince Guaraldi, and the Squirrel Nut Zippers, are all coming up on this Special.