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The 12 CDs of Christmas

Movie critic Richard Corliss on the dozen albums you might want to listen to in these waning days of Christmas.

Music Monday: The Rise of the Christmas Album

I’m a Christmas music traditionalist. Whereas I happily seek out new bands and explore new music throughout the year (and not just because it’s my job), around...

The Eurostar Breakdown: 'Tis the Season to Be Livid

Singing "White Christmas" is fine if you're Bing Crosby or you're safely ensconced in front of a fire in a mountain hideaway somewhere. But hum a few bars of...

Books: Bada Bing!

Bing Crosby--a hipster? Sure, he may have cut more No. 1 singles than the Beatles, but was the smoothly affable elder statesman of Eisenhower-era middle-brow pop...

The Book on Bing Crosby

Mike Connor (Frank Sinatra): I have heard, among this clan/ You are called the forgotten man. C. K. Dexter Haven (Bing Crosby): Is that what they’re sayin'?...

The Book on Bing Crosby: Bing Goes to the Movies

Bing Crosby was one of the very few new stars of the early talking pictures — we can't think of another — who hadn't previously been paid to talk. Most of the...

Milestones

DIED. TED WILLIAMS, 83, tough Boston Red Sox outfielder who made good on his goal to become baseball's greatest hitter with a .400 average; in Crystal River,...

Milestones May 21, 2001

DIED. PERRY COMO, 87, honey-smoke baritone whose casually masculine, almost sleepy stylings rivaled Bing Crosby's and Frank Sinatra's at the top of pop charts in...

It's Beginning To Sound A Lot Like Christmas Past

Had enough of Bing Crosby's crooning? Handel's Messiah not your cup of nog? This holiday season, in what has become a perennial tradition, a host of popular...

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