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Elvis’ Christmas Album

Released:Nov. 1, 1970

Elvis’ budget-album career took on a whole new dimension with an abridged re-release of the original 1957 Christmas album, plus “Mama Liked The Roses.” Although it never charted, it was a triumph of minimalist repackaging, taking its place eventually as the highest-selling domestic album of Elvis’ career, with nine-million certified sales to date.

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  • Blue Christmas

    Billy Hayes/Jay Johnson. Recorded September 5, 1957 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires
  • Silent Night

    Joseph Mohr/Franz Gruber. Recorded September 6, 1957 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires
  • White Christmas

    Irving Berlin. Recorded September 6, 1957 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires
  • Santa Claus Is Back In Town

    Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller. Recorded September 7, 1957 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires
  • I’ll Be Home For Christmas

    Kim Gannon/Walter Kent/Buck Ram. Recorded September 7, 1957 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires
  • If Every Day Was Like Christmas

    Red West. Recorded June 10, 1966 at RCA's Studio B, Nashville. Elvis' vocals recorded June 12, 1966 at RCA's Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Harold Bradley, Scotty Moore, Chip Young. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Drums & Timpani: Buddy Harman. Piano: David Briggs. Organ: Henry Slaughter. Steel Guitar: Pete Drake. Saxophone: Rufus Long. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, June Page, Dolores Edgin, The Jordanaires, The Imperials
  • Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)

    Gene Autry/Oakley Haldeman. Recorded September 6, 1957 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires 08) Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem - Philips Brooks/Lewis Redner. Recorded September 7, 1957 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires
  • Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)

    Aaron Schroeder/Claude DeMetrius. Recorded September 7, 1957 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires
  • Mama Liked The Roses

    John Christopher. Recorded January 15, 1969 at American Sound Studio, Memphis. Guitar & Sitar: Reggie Young, Guitar: Elvis Presley.,Bass: Tommy Cogbill, Mike Leech. Drums: Gene Chrisman. Piano: Bobby Wood, Elvis Presley, Ronnie Milsap. Organ: Bobby Emmons. Steel Guitar: John Hughey. Harmonica: Ed Kollis. Trumpet: R.F.Taylor, Wayne Jackson, Dick Steff. Sax & Trombone: Jackie Thomas. Sax: Andrew Lowe, Glen Spreen, J.P.Luper. Trombone: Ed Logan, Jack Hale, Gerald Richardson, French Horn: Tony Cason, Joe D'Gerolamo. Vocals: Mary (Jeannie) Green, Donna Thatcher, Susan Pilkington, Mary Holladay, Dolores Edgin, June Page, Hurshel Wiginton, Joe Babcock, Ginger Holladay, Millie Kirkham, Sandy Posey

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