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Uncle Barky's Countdown to Christmas -- Episode 15

In a pairing almost as odd as Rick Perry putting "presidential candidate" in front of his name, David Bowie and Bing Crosby performed together on the ailing crooner's last Christmas special in 1977.

Over the years, their singing of "The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth" has morphed from macabre to increasingly endearing. Their scripted patter is fairly natural, with Bowie and Bing looking pretty comfortable in each other's company.

Crosby died on Oct. 14th of that year, a month and a half before this special aired. Bowie will be 65 on Jan. 8th. And in his relative dotage, he's probably no longer embarrassed by his duet with a fellow legend who had a completely different musical compass. Once again, here's the video.
Ed Bark