Blue Christmas Lyrics by Elvis Presley
• "Blue Christmas" is a Christmas song written by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson and most famously performed by Elvis Presley; it was first recorded by Doye O'Dell in 1948.
From the Album
• It is a tale of unrequited love during the holidays and is a longstanding staple of Christmas music, especially in the country genre.
• Elvis Presley cemented the status of "Blue Christmas" as a rock-and-roll holiday classic by recording it for his 1957 LP Elvis' Christmas Album.
• Presley's original 1957 version was released as a commercially available single for the first time in 1964. This single was also a hit in the United Kingdom, reaching No. 11 on the British singles chart during the week of December 26, 1964.
Elvis' Christmas Album
November 9, 1964
November 26, 1965
Christmas, rhythm and blues
Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson
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