This is the most uncomfortable Christmas pairing I've ever seen! Bowie and Bing? I often want to sit in on the creative meetings where they come up with these ideas. The history of this song is funny and interesting. The 'peace on earth' bit was written right then and there because Bowie thought the song was lame. Niiice. I totally agree with Bowie. Little Drummer Boy is my least favorite Christmas song.
Be sure to check out the remake, too. It's delightful.