I love Christmas music. I love Christmas music so much that I don’t want to listen to it, because it has a yearly expiration date. This year I have decided to embrace it and finally give the vinyl records I have collected a spin.
The other day I busted out one of Elvis’ Christmas albums. It is cleverly titled Elvis’ Christmas Album. The album begins with “Blue Christmas.” I had never listened to all the words of this song. I personally just thought it was talking of Kentucky since everything is blue there. I was wrong and I soon realized it was a love song.
Elvis follows with many Christmas favorites. He sings some of my favorite Christian Christmas songs including “Silent Night” and “Oh Little Town of Bethlehem.” He does a rockabilly rendition of “Santa Claus is Back in Town” and an excellent version of “White Christmas” ony Mr. Presley could do. He ends the album with a song entitled “Mama Liked The Roses.” Not positive how it ties to Christmas, but it is a Presley gem.
What I find really interesting about this album is the fact that it touched almost every genre Elvis did during his vast career. There was rock and roll, gospel, and a little hint of country all with that drawl America can’t resist.
I just found my self perplexed at what kind of Christmas I was going to have. In Oklahoma it doesn’t snow much, so I don’t think I’ll be having a white Christmas. Although I am not anticipating the best Christmas ever, I don’t think it will be blue either. I guess only time will tell, but there is one thing I do know…
Christmas is just better with a lip quiver.
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