In 1968, Elvis Presley recorded an amazing Christmas television special that no one has seen before. The program featured up close and personal performances, such as a special version of Elvis’s favorite Christmas song, “Blue Christmas.”
Now, video clips of this rare performance have found their way online, and we are still in awe of everything that made Elvis the true “King of Rock and Roll.”
The women who were watching this live special definitely got a memorable treat. Look at their faces, and you can see the happiness and the love they have for Elvis in the giant smiles that light up their faces. It’s incredible to think about getting to sit that close to a legendary artist during the height of his popularity. That instant was probably one of those once-in-a-lifetime moments that members of the crowd are likely to never, ever forget.
Years after this special aired in 1968, MTV tried to mimic the success of the Elvis special by creating their popular acoustic show called “Unplugged.” Although many of the series’ featured performers have also become iconic in their own right, this video shows that no one will ever beat the greatness of the one true King.