As the holiday season approaches, Elvis and the Colonel are once again preparing Christmas specials to be broadcast over the United States radio.

The religious-minded pop star also tapes an Easter programme every year in memory of his mother, Mrs. Gladys Presley. Both holiday shows consist of a half-hour of selections from El's religious and/or Christmas albums (of which there are now five).

This year Elvis will be heard on over two thousand stations all over the U.S., centred primarily in the Bible Belt state of Texas (154 stations) and Georgia (126).

The date for the programmes are Sundays, December 3 and 10.

New Musical Express, 26 November 1967