What do you think you will get when you combine the talent of Elvis and some of the best Christmas songs ever written? You get great music that is perfect for a party or to spice up your Christmas season.
This list features the most popular Christmas songs that the crooner recorded to help fans celebrate the festive season.
So without further ado, here is my list of the best Elvis Christmas songs of all time!
1. Here Comes Santa Claus
A playful Christmas song that will delight even the little ones, “Here Comes Santa Claus” is one of the best Christmas songs that Elvis ever recorded. The song is a great take on an old favorite with his deep, soulful voice.
Elvis recorded his cover of “Here Comes Santa Claus” in 1957, only ten years after the original. But Elvis’s version got far more airplay and is still one of the most popular versions of this happy Christmas tune. Add it to your Christmas playlist today.
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2. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
1957 was a good year for Elvis, and saw the release of a host of Christmas covers on a Christmas album that gained instant popularity among fans worldwide.
“O Little Town of Bethlehem” is one of the more soulful songs and takes on an almost eerie sound as it describes the birthplace of Jesus.
Elvis was known for his raunchy, sexy songs, so to see the singer switch to Christmas carols came as a shock to many. But somehow, he got it just right, and his Christmas album became another winner for the star.
3. The First Noel
This is one of my personal favorites, and hearing it sung by none other than Elvis Presley is a treat! Released in 1971 on his Christmas album Elvis Sings The Wonderful World of Christmas, “The First Noel” is a true classic.
Add this beautiful cover to your best Elvis Christmas songs list today and experience a classic Christmas carol with a unique and haunting sound.
4. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Christmas with Elvis Presley was a top seller in 1957 and featured Elvis Presley singing a number of popular Christmas songs.
Possibly one of the saddest Christmas songs from the album, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” was just one of the hits that received much airplay once it was released.
Describing the longing of being apart or away from loved ones at Christmas time, the song will pull at your heartstrings. This song deserves a spot on our best Elvis Christmas songs playlist and features Elvis at his best.
5. Merry Christmas Baby
Looking for a perfect song to send to that special someone on Christmas morning? “Merry Christmas Baby” by legend Elvis Presley should be your number one choice.
With a jazzy feel and that undeniable vocal talent that one would expect from Elvis, the song is a perfect message.
Released in 1971, “Merry Christmas Baby” was featured on the album Elvis Sings The Wonderful World of Christmas. This is one of his more “modern” sounding carols and has a subtle yet sexy sound that will have your lover blushing.
6. Winter Wonderland
Ever heard Elvis accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra? Well, now you can say you have when you listen to this 1971 release of “Winter Wonderland.”
Popular at Christmas time, the song is often played in malls, on the radio, and at Christmas parties to mark the festive season. Enjoy the talent of Elvis with one of the best orchestras in the world as they come together to create this Christmas hit.
7. If I Get Home on Christmas Day
“If I Get Home on Christmas Day” has that classic Elvis sound that we all know and love. Released in 1971 on his Christmas album Elvis Sings The Wonderful World of Christmas. This is one of the most romantic songs about Christmas and is truly one for the lovers.
A festive song about coming home to his sweetheart, the song is a Christmas love song that I just can’t get enough of. Add this to your best Elvis Christmas songs list today and feel the love that Elvis describes in this truly stunning song.
8. Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)
Love is the best gift you could possibly receive and is what Elvis sings about in this 1957 song titled “Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me).” With a “swing” music sound that was popular around that time, the song could easily be mistaken for a love song.
Featured on the album Elvis’ Christmas Album, it is a sweet song about love and wanting nothing more than the love of a good woman.
9. White Christmas
Another Christmas classic featuring Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, White Christmas is a popular song that has been recorded and covered by several artists over the years. From Lady Gaga to The Supremes and Jessie J, artists rush to cover this Christmas classic.
None, however, compared to the 2017 release that features Elvis. Listen to Elvis at his best as he pairs with one of the best orchestras in the world. This song was released posthumously and is a great tribute to a true legend.
10. Holly Leaves and Christmas Trees
“Holly Leaves and Christmas Trees” brings us to the end of our best Elvis Christmas songs list and deserves the last spot. Released on the Christmas album, Elvis Sings The Wonderful World of Christmas in 1971, the song is about the elements of Christmas that make it so magical.
Light a fire, grab a blanket and a glass of wine, and let Elvis soothe your soul with his melodic voice. Enjoy this track and play it on loud to experience the voice of Elvis in all its glory. What a legend.
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