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January 4, 2013 at 6:54 pm
Album, Christmas, Elvis
This is the 1970 edition of the Elvis Christmas album. The original Elvis Christmas Album was released in 1957 and included 8 Christmas songs along with 4 Gospel songs from the “Peace In The Valley” EP. His original Christmas album was repackaged and re-released in 1970 with the 4 Gospel songs being replaced by “If Every Day was Like Christmas” (which was originally released as a single in 1966) and the non-Christmas song “Mama Liked The Roses”. The 1970 edition was then re-packaged and released on CD as “It’s Christmas Time” several years ago.
Elvis’ performances on the songs here are excellent! Several of these recordings have become Christmas classics, still receiving significant radio airplay nearly 50 years after they were recorded!
While this was a great album in its day, it has since been superseded. All the songs on this album are currently available on the Elvis “White Christmas” CD along with the 4 Gospel songs and every song from his 1971 “The Wonderful World of Christmas” album. I would recommend that you spend a few extra bucks and buy the Elvis “White Christmas” if you can still find it or the “If Every Day was Like Christmas” CD instead. You will get a lot more Christmas cheer!
This album is Elvis’ biggest selling album of all time in the US. It has been certified for a DIAMOND award by the RIAA for sales in excess of 10 million.
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The information in the most recent review was very helpful and I will purchase that album instead. However, I was looking for this cover because I remember buying the LP Christmas 1977, the year Elvis passed away. I was 15 and wasn’t necessarily interested in Elvis at that time, but his death was a big deal and this album was everywhere. I bought it and I’m glad I did. I’m an Elvis fan since 1977.
Great condition and exacyly what I was looking for for my hsband. He LOVED it and it got here so fast, especially during the holiday season!
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