While Elvis Presley always took the day off at Christmas, he frequently worked on Thanksgiving, and several of his movies were released on Thanksgiving weekend.
On November 25, 1976, Presley performed his final Thanksgiving gig at the University of Oregon's basketball pavilion in Eugene. Roughly 10,000 fans paid $10 each to see The King, whose Thanksgiving dinner consisted of a hamburger with mashed potatoes and gravy.
Once he appeared on stage, according to a review in the Register-Guard newspaper, Elvis struck a pose with his legs apart, wiggled his left leg and launched into "C.C. Rider." Seven months later, he gave his final concert, in Indianapolis, and nine months later he was dead.