MPI Media Group on Dec. 11 will release on DVD only Perry Como’s Olde English Christmas, the celebrated crooner’s 1977 holiday special, filmed that year in England.
The show, set in a historic, festively decorated castle, finds British singing star Petula Clark joining Como along with recording artist Leo Sayer, Olympic figure skater John Curry and Irish actress Gemma Craven.
Musical highlights include traditional favorites such as “Silent Night,” “Joy To The World,” “We Wish You A Merry Christmas,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “Ave Maria,” “The Holly & The Ivy,” “Toyland” and “Greensleeves.”
Como also shares duets with Clark (“Where Is Love,” “There’s A Kind of Hush”) and Sayer (“When I Need You”) plus a reprise of his novelty classic “Hot Diggity” and more seasonal sounds.
Additional bonus footage from his television appearances spanning the 1950s through the 1980s include Como’s hit standard There’s No Place Like Home For The Holidays, The Christmas Song, Bless This House and more Christmas carols.
The DVD has a running time of 75 minutes and carries a suggested retail price (SRP) of $14.98.