The Living Bread Radio Network presents:
“The Bible Story of Christmas”
Narrated by Bing Crosby
Originally published in 1957, this recording is a re-release of one the treasures of the World Library Publications archive. The traditional carols were arranged by Han Van Koert. Sometime in 1955, Omer Westendorf (founder of World Library of Sacred Musicâ€”now WLP) wrote to several famous Catholics to find a narrator for a recording project. Among those names were Loretta Young, Perry Como, Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, Prizefighter Rocky Marciano, and Bing Crosby. Bishop Sheen replied that he was too busy, and there were no replies from Ms. Young and Mr. Marciano. Bing Crosby made no formal reply and just sent a tape of the narration of Luke 2:4-20. Bing made the recording on August 6, 1956. The organ background was provided by Betty Zins Reiber, a longtime editor at WLP. According to Bing Enterprises/HLC Properties LLC, Bing donated his services and did not accept any payment.
The Living Bread Radio Network is proud to present “The Bible Story of Christmas.” Christmas Day at 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.