Elvis' Christmas Album

Performers Elvis Presley

RCA Victor | January 4, 1988 | Compact Disc

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There are precious few albums that have been continuously enjoyed for decades. This is just such an album. Back in the day when Elvis wasn’t shooting his television sets, he was constantly recording pop and gospel songs. The King was also causing a moral outrage among the old folks of the United States, and thus released a collection of Christmas music that was destined to become a holiday mainstay. Elvis' Christmas Album features such perennial favourites as "Oh Little Town of Bethlehem," "Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me" and "Santa Claus Is Back in Town."  

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: January 4, 1988

Genre: Rock 'N' Roll

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1957

Label Name: RCA Victor

UPC: 078635548624

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Elvis' Christmas Album

Performers Elvis Presley

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: January 4, 1988

Genre: Rock 'N' Roll

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1957

Label Name: RCA Victor

UPC: 078635548624


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Title Track Time
1.Santa Claus Is Back In Town --
2.White Christmas --
3.Here Comes Santa Claus --
4.I'll Be Home For Christmas --
5.Blue Christmas --
6.Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) --
7.Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem --
8.Silent Night --
9.Peace In The Valley --
10.I Believe --
11.Take My Hand, Precious Lord --
12.It Is No Secret --

Editorial Notes

Now considered among the greatest Christmas albums of all-time, ELVIS' CHRISTMAS ALBUM was originally mired in controversy. When the album was first released in 1957, many Americans considered Presley a menace to society, an amoral hip-shaking freak. The idea of this "punk" profaning Christmas and Christianity (the album, after all, includes four gospel songs) set off the type of uproar most publicists only dream about. Upon hearing Elvis' version of "White Christmas" (actually a close copy of The Drifters' earlier recording), songwriter Irving Berlin mounted a campaign to prevent radio play of the song. Deejays were actually fired for playing the track! Nonetheless, ELVIS' CHRISTMAS ALBUM quickly ascended the pop charts and established itself among the handful of holiday perennials. Whether crooning a solemn classic like "Oh Little Town of Bethlehem" or rocking through "Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me," Elvis is clearly in command of the material, often sounding like he's having the time of his life. RCA reissued the album many times, adding and/or omitting numbers and resequencing the album. The original twelve-song version, starting with the raucous "Santa Claus is Back in Town" and ending with "It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)," is the best.
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