Friday Flashback: Kind of 'Blue Christmas'
Friday Flashback: Kind of 'Blue Christmas'

With the holidays just around the corner, let's turn the spotlight on one of the season's top Yuletide tunes -- one that has a rich country history. Though Elvis Presley's 1957 recording of "Blue Christmas" stands now as the most famous, it wasn't the first. Ernest Tubb, Russ Morgan, and Hugo Winterhalter all cut the song in 1949, with Tubb's version going all the way to the top of Billboard's Most Played Jukebox (Country & Western) Records list.

Since Elvis, the song has been cut by a wide variety of artists, such as the Browns, Billy Idol, and Celine Dion. Here, to get you in the holiday spirit, is a 1998 video performance of the song from Vince Gill.

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