15 Years Ago: Elvis Presley And Martina McBride Share The Stage For “Blue Christmas” Duet

15 Years Ago: Elvis Presley And Martina McBride Share The Stage For “Blue Christmas” Duet | Classic Country Music | Legendary Stories and Songs Videos

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With the help of a little technology, Martina McBride was able to share a duet with the man, the myth, the legend, Elvis Presley.

Using footage from Presley’s 1968 Comeback Special, some tech-savvy producers were able to recreate the magic moment Presley sang Blue Christmas, with McBride sitting next to him.

It might sound confusing, but really it is one of the most convincing inserts you’ll ever see. Especially when McBride dresses the part. With bouffant hair, false lashes, and a miniskirt she could almost pass for a young Priscilla Presley.

Presley wasn’t the first to record “Blue Christmas,” but he is certainly the most noteworthy.

He recorded the holiday classic for his 1957 Christmas album and sealed its fate as a rock Christmas standard. In 2008, RCA Records put together an album of Elvis Presley Christmas Duets, which featured McBride on Blue Christmas with The King of Rock n’ Roll.

In 2023, Kane Brown and Elvis’s vocals were put together for a new rendition of “Blue Christmas.”

Shortly after Brown released his studio version of the song, he appeared on the first-ever Christmas at Graceland television special.


At this special, which was executive produced by Riley Keough, who is the eldest daughter of the late Lisa Marie Presley, there were eight wonderful tributes to Elvis including Lainey Wilson’s “Santa Claus Is Back In Town.” Other performers included John Legend, Post Malone, Alanis Morrissette, Lana Del Rey, and married duo The War and Treaty. Kacey Musgraves closed out the special with a somber version of “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” which she recorded for the 2021 biopic Elvis, starring Austin Butler.

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Below is a behind the scenes look at how they inserted McBride into the original 1968 video, and the finished product. Pretty impressive! Enjoy, and have a very Merry Christmas!

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