David Hiltbrand
December 15, 2000 AT 05:00 AM EST

Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters were frequent collaborators in the ’40s. They were a canny combo, with the sisters adding a little sparkle to der Bingle‘s more grandiloquent stance. The A Merry Christmas With… set gift-wraps 20 songs from the two acts, alone and together. The chestnuts are still flavorful, but Bing’s sentimental offerings (“O Fir Tree Dark”) are tough sledding. Mush! C

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