Elvis - Blue Christmas
Elvis at his peak. The so-called "Come-Back Special" just gets better with age.
John Lennon - Happy Christmas War Is Over
Lennon also at his peak. Everything about this is great except for Yoko (as always). I looked for a live version of this (I know there's one out there) but couldn't find it.
Dan Fogelberg - Same Old Lang Syne
This is a completely compelling piece. The songwriting is great (about meeting an old girlfriend in a supermarket on Christmas Eve), the playing is terrific (although I hate the chorused piano sound - definitely a sign of the time period when this was shot), and I love the way he features and appreciates the band at the end. What a class act!
I had both goose bumps and tears when watching this - a rare combination brought about by a rare song and performance.