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Since Cyrus is getting a little loose with the Bowie references, and since Bowie is New Yorkey enough to fit this blog’s strict content standards, I thought I’d put up a video some friends and I watched the other night. My friend Derick has this on an old 45, but I’d never seen the TV special it came from. Apparently it was Bing’s last Christmas special — 1977 — and aired posthumously.

The special also apparently included this number, which I’d never adequately considered as a melodic forerunner of this new-millennium Christmas classic that has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with New York. I just like it and wanted to find some way to squeeze it in.