Produced by the USO for the US troops overseas, this must-see concert film features over 50 celebrities from stage, screen and TV in an evening of music and comedy. These stars include Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Benny ... more »Goodman, Dinah Shore, Bob Hope, L« less
"You'll be as disappointed as I if you're looking for Christmas music. This is a USO montage by many of the popular performers of the 1960's, but certainly not a DVD of Bing Crosby or of Christmas. Bing is one very brief segment. I'm surprised his Estate hasn't gotten all lawyered up and pulled this program off the shelves. It's certainly NOT -his- "White Christmas All Star Show" and IS very misleading."
Not Worth the money
Beth Lovie | USA | 10/26/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is not worth the money. There is only 1 Christmas song the entire 90 mins. But if you like to see the old timer actors this might be for you."
Christmas DVD....NO WAY
Linda I. Am | LI, NY | 01/07/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD was a total misrepresentation. Bing Crosby sang one song.."White Christmas"..from a golf course. I bought two DVDs. One for myself and one as a present. If it wasn't for an amusing act by J.Stewart, G.Burns, and J.Benny..."Why vaudeville died"...I would have returned them. I think there were 3 Christmas songs on the whole thing. What a disappointment! I thought it was a Christmas DVD from the title. And I thought it was hosted by Bing...WRONG!!!"
Be Careful Of What You Are Ordering!
J. Michael | Ytown, OH | 08/12/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Amazon has seen fit to mix reviews of a no-longer available compilation of moments from Bing Crosby's Christmas specials from the 60's, 70's, etc with what is simply a fuzzy, muffled recording of USO shows. The white DVD with red Christmas ornaments showing pictures of Crosby and four other stars is the USO recording that I'm talking about. It's fine if you want to spend 90 mins with the music of the now dead, but it has nothing, nothing, nothing to do with Crosby's beloved Christmas specials. In fact, there may be just one Christmas song on it, if that. If you are picturing appearances and performances by his children, this isn't what you want. If you remember watching Crosby Christmas specials in color, this isn't what you want. It's my fault that I didn't read more than the rave review that was first on this page and blindly ordered something I am never going to sit through, even once."
Ted E. Limpert | 06/08/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Considering the millions of items Amazon offers its customers, the company can be proud of its extraordinary efficiency and accuracy. However, the Amazon description is not for this DVD, which I purchased some time ago. This is a DVD of an old, non-enhanced kinescope of a show filmed by the USO to be distributed to the troops in the 1950s. As one reviewer commented, Bing sings White Christmas and introduces the show, but it's not a Christmas show. There are film clips of 50 or more stars doing one song or comedy bit each. It's interesting to see them, and some talented newcomers are also featured. Miyoshi Umeki, for instance, sings a beautiful ballad. I would like to get the retrospective Crosby special hosted by Kathryn Crosby and Gene Kelly, which is the DVD described by Amazon, even though, as one reviewer noted, the excerpts are short and too often marred by voice-over narration. Finally, some of these reviews are for "White Christmas," starring Crosby and Danny Kaye."