Elvis Presley Performed “Blue Christmas” For The Very Last Time Just Two Months Before He Passed Away.
The King sang his heart out in what would become the last time he ever performed this unforgettable holiday hit.
Remembering, #MillieKirkham, who is as much a part of the season as mistletoe and holly. She provided the vocal hook in @ElvisPresley’s “Blue Christmas.” Millie sings with the angels since 2014. pic.twitter.com/pHOBxVhCZI
— Air Nashville (@airnashville) November 21, 2018
“Blue Christmas” Is Actually A Cover Song.
First recorded in 1948 by Doye O’Dell, “Blue Christmas” wouldn’t become an international smash hit or the irreplaceable Christmas staple until after Elvis Presley released his famous version in 1964.
Upon the release of his version, there is no doubt that Elvis cemented the song’s status as a classic of non-traditional Christmas songs and it quickly became a smash hit!
— Rod Mickleburgh (@rodmickleburgh) December 22, 2012
“Blue Christmas” Has Stood The Test Of Time.
It’s clear that “Blue Christmas” has a legacy that will live on forever, thanks to many different singers’ covers of the iconic tune. Just this year, Kane Brown released a virtual duet with Presley. He even performed it at Presley’s home at the NBC special Christmas at Graceland.
In this rarely-seen performance below, The King dazzles his swarms of dedicated fans at a performance in Kansas just seven weeks before his untimely death in August 1977. This performance of his beloved hit became the very last time he would sing one of the biggest songs of his career.
Watch This Heartbreaking And Stunning Performance Of Elvis Dazzling His Fans With A Christmas Favorite Below.