Elvis Presley - Elvis' Christmas Album (1957)

Reason for Listening:
#47 on the Billboard 200 (Week of 20191221). Holiday album.
Last Week: 49 | Peak: 40 | Weeks on Chart: 74. Peaked at #40 on 20190104.
Billboard Listing: It's Christmas Time - Elvis Presley - [It's Christmas Time album cover at the bottom of this post]

I found it interesting that the version of this album available for streaming and digital stores (e.g., Spotify, Amazon, and Apple) is the original 1957 release titled Elvis' Christmas Album whereas the Billboard 200 lists the album by a later reissue, It's Christmas Time, which cannot be found on Spotify or Apple. Furthermore, although the album has one entry one Wikipedia, it has three entries on Discogs.

Elvis' Christmas Album (RCA Victor) original album cover

Released 19571015.
6/6 songs. 12:33/17:34. Elvis' Christmas Album (RCA Victor) (1957)
5/5 songs. 11:08/11:52. Elvis' Christmas Album (RCA Camden) (1970)
5/5 songs. 11:08/11:52. It's Christmas Time (1985)
Discogs (Elvis' Christmas Album - RCA Victor)
Discogs (Elvis' Christmas Album - RCA Camden)
Discogs (It's Christmas Time)

First listen. Elvis' Christmas Album (RCA Victor).

Songs in bold are the bonus tracks on the deluxe edition.
4: "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)"; "Blue Christmas";
3: "White Christmas"; "I'll Be Home for Christmas"; "Silent Night";
2: "Santa Claus Is Back In Town"; "Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)"; "O Little Town of Bethlehem"; "Take My Hand, Precious Lord";
1: "(There'll Be) Peace In the Valley (For Me)";
0: "I Believe"; "It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)";

Elvis Presley's voice is perfect for Christmas music.

Overall Rating: 5.6/5
Favorite Song: "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)"

Elvis' Christmas Album (RCA Camden) 1975 UK album cover
It's Christmas Time album cover

I recently elevated My Gift from a 5.4 to a 5.6 because I like it so much, and decided that would require lowering the rating of the two holiday albums rated a 5.6 to a 5.4 (These Are Special Times and Elvis' Christmas Album).
Overall Rating: 5.4/5

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