Top 10 Elvis Presley Christmas Gift Ideas for Elvis Fans

Here’s my list for the Top 10 best Elvis Presley holiday gifts for 2020 including new releases and also essential items for your collection:

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Interview about Elvis Presley’s monumental album, “From Elvis in Memphis”, with author Eric Wolfson

Guest contributor, David Hopper of 360°Sound, spoke with Eric Wolfson, author of the new 33 1/3 book on Elvis Presley’s 1969 album From Elvis in Memphis (out now on Bloomsbury Academic). Hot on the heels of the ’68 Comeback Special, Elvis returned to Memphis to record there for the first time since his Sun records in the mid-‘50s. The sessions took place at American Sound Studio under the direction of producer Chips Moman. Backed by the ace house band The Memphis Boys, Elvis cut four Top 20 hits, “In The Ghetto,” “Suspicious Minds,” “Don’t Cry Daddy” and “Kentucky Rain.”

360°: You’re a longtime Elvis fanatic. Please start by telling us a little about your Elvis fandom and what led you to writing this book.

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Elvis Presley’s best-selling album ever is also number one Christmas album of all time

The King of Rock and Roll’s best-selling album of all time in the U.S. is also the number one best-selling Christmas album of all time. Billboard reported that Elvis Presley’s Elvis’ Christmas Album has sold 20 million copies. This is the highest-selling album in the US for Presley’s career to date according to the RIAA, followed by Elvis’ Golden Records, Volume 1. It is also the top-selling Christmas album in the US by far, followed by Kenny G’s Miracles: The Holiday Album which has sold 8 million copies.

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Meet the cast of Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Elvis Presley biopic

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Elvis and Colonel Parker (left) on the set of Love Me Tender in 1956 

UPDATE:
For the latest news on the film since this article was written,
visit our Elvis Presley 2021 biopic movie page

Tom Hanks will play Colonel Parker and Austin Butler will play Elvis Presley in an upcoming movie about The King of Rock and Roll. The untitled film is being directed by Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge) and is scheduled for release by Warner Bros. on November 5, 2021.

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Elvis Presley and The Beatles among Top 10 album artists of the 2010 decade

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The two biggest artists of the 20th century are still making their mark well into the 21st century. Elvis Presley and The Beatles both made Nielsen Music’s list of the Top 10 artists of the past decade (2010-2019) for U.S. album sales. They were the only non-contemporary artists who made the Top 10.

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New Elvis Presley “LIVE 1969” CD box set features 11 shows from August 1969 in Las Vegas

Elvis Presley 1969 Live Vegas CD setFirst released in part on the album Elvis In Person At The International Hotel 50 years ago, ELVIS: Live 1969 showcases this incredibly, important phase in Presley’s career in Las Vegas. The limited 11-CD box set will be released August 9. Order here: https://amzn.to/2XvVmzJ

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New Elvis Presley CD to be released: The Best of The ’68 Comeback Special

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A new Elvis Presley album inspired by the upcoming Elvis All-Star Tribute NBC special will be released on February 15, 2019.
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This two-hour special airing Sunday, February 17 at 9 pm, hosted by Blake Shelton, will pay tribute to the ’68 Comeback Special with performances, rare footage, interviews with Priscilla Presley and Steve Binder plus a special appearance by Lisa Marie Presley.

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Watch: Elvis Presley honored with Presidential Medal of Freedom

On November 16, 2018, Elvis Presley was honored along with six other distinguished individuals with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by the President of the United States.

This prestigious award is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, which may be awarded by the President to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors, said the official White House press release.

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Elvis Presley 1956 Tupelo Homecoming concert recreated by tribute artist, Cody Ray Slaughter

Elvis Presley 1956At the annual Tupelo Elvis Festival on June 7, 2018, Elvis Presley’s 1956 Homecoming concert was celebrated with a special reenactment concert. Performing live at the Tupelo Fairgrounds was Elvis Tribute Artist, Cody Ray Slaughter, who recreated Presley’s original performance for a huge crowd of Elvis fans.
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On September 26, 1956, Elvis performed at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show in Tupelo, Mississippi – the same place where he performed in public for the first time at the age of 10. On October 3, 1945, Presley won fifth place in a talent contest sponsored by local radio station WELO. He sang “Old Shep.” 

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