Sunday, December 21, 2008
HAVE AN ELVIS CHRISTMAS
Elvis Arron Presley, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, or simply "Elvis," is the legendary and mythical figure who brings the gift of rock 'n' roll to good children on Christmas Eve, December 24th. In olden times he wore rockabilly robes, and later on was fat and jolly and wore a white jumpsuit with a huge white cape. Skeptical kids wondered how the late period, Vegas Elvis ever made it down the chimney, but Elvis was magical. He certainly was in this clip from the 1968 Comeback Special.
After years of making Hollywood movies (and being outshined by British longhairs) Elvis surprised everyone by showing up lean and mean, dipped in black leather, and rocking the house. He sang a couple Christmas songs for kids who still believed.
"Santa Claus is Back in Town/ Blue Christmas"
Elvis Presley, 1968 Comeback Special
"Santa, Bring My Baby Back To Me" by Elvis Presley. Click button:
"Merry Christmas Baby" (alternate take) by Elvis. Click button: