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Blue Christmas

4.4 / 5

Words & Music: Billy Hayes Jay Johnson

I'll have a Blue Christmas without you
I'll be so blue thinking about you
Decorations of red on a green Christmastree
Won't be the same dear, if you're not here with me

And the when those blue snowflakes start fallin'
That's when those blue memories start callin'
You'll be doin' all right, with your Christmas of white
But I'll have a blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas

Recordingdate: 1957/09/05, first released on: Elvis' Christmas Album (album)


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Steve V wrote on August 21, 2009
One of the classics and a song that is only identified with Elvis at Christmas time.
Deano1 wrote on October 27, 2010
While it is a song that I have tired of over the years, it is still a 5 star track that is almost as closely identified with Elvis as "Hound Dog" is. I never cared for the female voices on the song; but that is nitpicking. Quite simply, a true classic.
Gorse wrote on December 13, 2012
On an incredible Christmas Album issued in 1957, this song good as it is. still comes as my 3rd or 4th favourite.. This is one of those unique songs that you recognise as soon as it starts, which found its way into the concert circuit as late as 1977. Yes he enjoyed singing this one.
sugartummy wrote on February 27, 2013
A classic, even before Elvis recorded it. On the 1968 Singer Special album, Elvis introduced this song as "my favourite christmas song off the ones that I recorded", but RCA had cut out Santa claus is back in town, so Elvis didn't mean Blue Christmas to be his favourite christmas song.
ElvisSacramento wrote on January 22, 2014
This Christmas song is a true masterpiece and Elvis' 1957 iconic and hit studio recording of it is the best version of it by far. It's a true classic too. 5 Stars for the song and 5 Stars for Elvis' studio recording of it.
Cruiser621 wrote on January 23, 2019
5-stars hands down! If ever there was a classic Christmas song, this is it. The entire first Christmas album released in 1957 is a timeless classic, at least the first side. Don't know how many "teeny boppers" could afford it back then as it was more expensive with all the extra photos inside from "Jailhouse Rock". Now matter how many times he recorded it aka 1968, besides 1957, for starters, this tune is worth its weight in gold.
JerryNodak wrote on March 19, 2019
Everybody knows this song. Yes, It's classic, but over the years I've grown tired of hearing it during the Christmas season. I was an on air radio announcer for more than 46 years. Lost track of the number of times I played it. IIRC: Country legend Ernest Tubb recorded a version in the '40's.
Stevekimb1 wrote on December 02, 2020
I wouldn’t be Christmas without this classic. It always brings a smile.
Milky White Way wrote on December 13, 2022
It’s not my favourite Christmas tune by our boy, that slot goes to Holy leaves and Christmas trees. However, this is a timeless classic but I don’t like the backing singers and I have got bored of it. Silent Night would be my favourite Christmas 57 recording and I prefer most of the others over Blue Christmas.
Mystery Train wrote on December 14, 2022
It may not be your favorite but this is "the" Elvis Christmas song. His classic that will be played forever. Simple lyrics. Great vocal.
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