Throwback Thursday: Johnny Cash Sings ‘Little Drummer Boy’

Christmas carols are a favorite part of the holidays and 46 years ago the sentiment was the same. In 1970, country music legend Johnny Cash took part in the tradition of performing holiday songs when he performed his own rendition of the Christmas classic “Little Drummer Boy” on The Johnny Cash Show.

The variety television show was hosted by the “Ring of Fire” singer and ran on air for two seasons. Country stars that were featured on air included Bill Monroe, The Carter Family, Bob Dylan and many more. All episodes were shot at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, which at the time also hosted The Grand Ole Opry.

The particular episode featured in the video above showcases Cash’s signature gravel-filled voice as he shares the famous Christmas tune. He spread holiday cheer on the snowy set that also has a horse drawn carriage and seasonal evergreen trees.

Watch the oldie-but-goody video above to get yourself in the Christmas spirit with one of country music’s finest.

Merry Christmas, y’all.