Believe it or not Christmas is just around the bend!
"Bing's first one-hour Christmas Special for TV was broadcast on ABC on Dec. 11, 1961. Filmed on location, Bing wanders the streets of London encountering Terry Thomas, Marion Ryan, Dave King, Shirley Bassey and British street musicians, plus Bob Hope (in drag) who was in London to film "Road to Hong Kong." With original commercials. This excerpt includes the opening, Bob Hope sequence and closing Christmas song, the only one in the show. It was the first time Bing sang WHITE CHRISTMAS on TV, although the song and Bing on TV were already Christmas traditions from yearly showings of Holiday Inn and White Christmas. "