It’s Bowie. It’s David F***ing Bowie!
While Reilly nails Bing's jolly, Southern grandpa persona, Ferrell's British accent is positively Van Dykeian in its level of badness and his performance lacks all of Bowie's toothsome charm. The mullet wig is, however, fairly amazing, and I have to give the Props Department mad props for their faithful recreation of the original set. In fact, the video is, until the very end, a word for word recreation of the original which is weird and uncomfortable enough without any embellishments.
I'm attaching the original in the event that you, dear reader, have been living in a cave in Peoria without the benefit of television or internet. For the record, apparently Bowie did this special because he was "actively trying to normalise his career" and because his mum liked Bing Crosby. Me too, Bowie's mum, me too.