Perry Como’s Christmas

perry_como_documentaryPerry Como’s last ever television special, made for PBS, dramatically rounded off a dynamic 50-year career. Callan worked closely with Como on the script (Callan also co-produced and co-directed) and learned of the singer’s obsessive devotion to his personal hero, Bing Crosby. “We spent evenings in his suite, playing with the words. He wanted to learn some Irish, and he wanted talk supercool. He said he wanted to sound just like Bing.”