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Uncle Barky's Countdown to Christmas -- Episode 2

Lip syncing with all the dexterity of a dog gummin' peanut butter, George Strait sort of performed "When It's Christmas Time In Texas" during what turned out to be Perry Como's last annual special for ABC.

It originated back in 1986 from San Antonio. And -- true story -- friendly Uncle Barky spent a day on site interviewing Como and watching him lip sync "Ave Maria" (far more convincingly) inside the San Fernando Cathedral.

A boyish Strait awkwardly ambles through an outdoor party while half-mouthing his upbeat little holiday tune. Attendees include Como, guest star Angie Dickinson and San Antonio mayor Henry Cisneros and his wife, Mary Alice, with whom Strait dances.

Hard to believe it was a quarter-century ago. Here we go.