Christmas Classic: "Blue Christmas" By Elvis Presley And Martina McBride Never Gets Old


December 12, 2018 19:25 By Mambee

For all those who spend the holidays without a beloved one, it may be a blue - and not white - Christmas approaching. Even though the song "Blue Christmas" is about loneliness and longing for being with a special someone, it's a great all-time classic adored by many. 

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The song was originally recorded by Doye O'Dell back in 1948, but among many versions and covers of it, a performance by Elvis and Martina McBride has become a classic Christmas version.

For the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Christmas was a special and favorite time spent in a family circle. At first, he shared the joyful season with his parents and then with wife Priscilla. Later on, he would invite his close friends and throw a private luxury party.

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One more reason why the holiday was so meaningful for Elvis was that he proposed to Priscilla on Christmas Eve, 1966. He gave her an enormous ring from the Harry Levitch collection.

Most of the time, the feasts took place at Graceland, his home. The lights and decorations were always set long before the holiday, and taken off only after Elvis' birthday on January the 7th. Obviously, Elvis favored the holiday among all.

Graceland / YouTube

His velvet voice and contagious charisma are felt even through the screen! Hopefully, this timeless song will keep on pleasing your ears, but every single Christmas will be merry, but not blue.

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