Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 1, 1966, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           December 2, 1966, (Friday)

Elvis screened movies at the Memphian theatre nearly every other night in December. Movies he watched included "Dead Heat On A Merry Go Round", "Fantastic Voyage", "Stagecoach", "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf ?", "Funeral In Berlin", "Seconds", "The Professionals" and "After The Fox" starring Peter Sellers, one of Elvis' all time favourite actors. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 3, 1966, (Saturday)

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"Somebody Like Me" by Eddy Arnold.

 

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"The Little Drummer Boy" by Harry Simeone Chorale.

"If Every Day Was Like Christmas" by Elvis Presley. #7

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"Lou Rawls Soulin'" by Lou Rawls.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        December 4, 1966, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       December 5, 1966, (Monday)

Elvis bought various horse riding equipment from Ben Howdell & Son Saddlery in Whitehaven, as he now seemed to be taking a keen interest in horseback riding. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 6, 1966, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                               December 7, 1966, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 8, 1966, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           December 9, 1966, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  December 10, 1966, (Saturday)

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HOT 100:

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"Winchester Cathedral" by the New Vaudeville Band.

"All That I Am" by Elvis Presley. #16

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"Somebody Like Me" by Eddy Arnold.

BEST BETS FOR CHRISTMAS (SINGLES):

"The Little Drummer Boy" by Harry Simeone Chorale.

"If Every Day Was Like Christmas" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Blue Christmas" by Elvis Presley. #12

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"You Keep Me Hangin' On" by the Supremes.

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"the Monkees" by the Monkees.

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"Swinging Doors" by Merle Haggard & the Strangers.

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"Merry Christmas" by Andy Williams.

"Elvis' Christmas Album" by Elvis Presley. #2

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"Lou Rawls Soulin'" by Lou Rawls.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 11, 1966, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 12, 1966, (Monday)

Elvis donated $105,000 to various local charities. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 13, 1966, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                            December 14, 1966, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 December 15, 1966, (Thursday)

George Klein received a yellow Cadillac convertible as a gift from Elvis. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        December 16, 1966, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  December 17, 1966, (Saturday)

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HOT 100:

"Winchester Cathedral" by the New Vaudeville Band.

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"Winchester Cathedral" by the New Vaudeville Band.

"All That I Am" by Elvis Presley. #22

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HOT C&W SIDES:

"Somebody Like Me" by Eddy Arnold.

BEST BETS FOR CHRISTMAS (SINGLES):

"The Little Drummer Boy" by Harry Simeone Chorale.

"If Every Day Was Like Christmas" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Blue Christmas" by Elvis Presley. #15

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"You Keep Me Hangin' On" by the Supremes.

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"the Monkees" by the Monkees.

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"Swinging Doors" by Merle Haggard & the Strangers.

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"The Little Drummer Boy" by Harry Simeone Chorale.

"Elvis' Christmas Album" by Elvis Presley. #5

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"Lou Rawls Soulin'" by Lou Rawls.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 18, 1966, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 19, 1966, (Monday)

Elvis was interviewed by the Memphis Commercial Appeal this week and pondered about Christmas' past and present. "Everything is so dreamy when you're young, after you grow up, it kind of becomes, just real" he said.  

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 20, 1966, (Tuesday)

Elvis bought two Bay horses, one as a Christmas gift from him for Priscilla, and one for Jerry Schillings fiance Sandy Kawelo (whom Jerry met on the set of "Paradise, Hawaiian Style"), so Priscilla would have someone to ride with. Priscilla's horse was named Domino and Sandy's was called Sheba ($300). 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                            December 21, 1966, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 December 22, 1966, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        December 23, 1966, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  December 24, 1966, (Saturday)

Graceland, 3764 Highway 51 South, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Elvis proposed to Priscilla and gave her an engagement ring he bought some time before from Harry Levitch jewellers.

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"Winchester Cathedral" by the New Vaudeville Band.

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"Winchester Cathedral" by the New Vaudeville Band.

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"There Goes My Everything" by Jack Greene.

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"Sleep in Heavenly Peace" by Barbra Streisand.

"If Every Day Was Like Christmas" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Blue Christmas" by Elvis Presley. #12

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"(I Know) I'm Losing You" by the Temptations.

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"the Monkees" by the Monkees.

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"The Best of Sonny James" by Sonny James.

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"Merry Christmas" by Andy Williams.

"Elvis' Christmas Album" by Elvis Presley. #5

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"Lou Rawls Soulin'" by Lou Rawls.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 25, 1966, (Sunday)

Graceland, 3764 Highway 51 South, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Elvis spent Christmas at Graceland with Priscilla and his family. Catering for Elvis' Christmas Dinner was Monte's

Catering Services. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 26, 1966, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 27, 1966, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                            December 28, 1966, (Wednesday)

Elvis' growing interest in horses was becoming more evident by the rapid increase of his purchases of them. Today he returned one of the Bay horses and bought a registered Sorrel horse and a Yellow horse. ($490 in total)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 December 29, 1966, (Thursday)

Elvis bought a Chestnut Sorrel horse called Whirl-a-Way ($250). 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        December 30, 1966, (Friday)

Elvis purchased a registered quarter horse gelding ($350) and a great deal of riding equipment. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  December 31, 1966, (Saturday)

Graceland, 3764 Highway 51 South, Memphis, Tennessee.

More additions to Elvis' stable were a Sorrel horse called Spurt, a Chestnut horse, and a Bay horse called Guy. 

 

Elvis held his New Year's Eve party at the Manhattan Club, but didn't attend, as he couldn't find a parking space outside. 


His accountants reported that in 1966 Elvis' personal income from Movies was $2,500,000 and $644,000 from his music and recording. 

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"I'm a Believer" by the Monkees.

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"That's Life" by Frank Sinatra.

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"There Goes My Everything" by Jack Greene.

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"Sleep in Heavenly Peace" by Barbra Streisand.

"If Every Day Was Like Christmas" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Blue Christmas" by Elvis Presley. #12

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"(I Know) I'm Losing You" by the Temptations.

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"the Monkees" by the Monkees.

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HOT C&W ALBUMS

"The Best of Sonny James" by Sonny James.

BEST BETS FOR CHRISTMAS (LP'S):

"Merry Christmas" by Andy Williams.

"Elvis' Christmas Album" by Elvis Presley. #5

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"The Temptations Greatest Hits" by the Temptations.

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