Elvis Presley’s rendition of Blue Christmas is one of the most well known holiday songs. Elvis sang this one for years, always to raves from his audience, and it is one of his best known live performances. Most popular singers do at least one yuletide album but few have the success that Elvis had with this one.
His smooth voice was perfectly suited to the lyrics of Blue Christmas and Elvis always seemed to really enjoy singing it. Radio always plays this one to death around the holidays. It’s just one of those classic moments that is repeated over and over because it is that good. Elvis always could deliver a song better than most anybody else of his day, and with Blue Christmas he really came through, again and again.
Seeing Elvis do this song live is a must. From a 1965 special, this video is a look at what made Elvis so famous for so long. His untimely death in 1977 put an end to the man but not to the music and certainly not to the legend. As this clip shows, Elvis is timeless.