Elvis Christmas Albums Part 3

Chapter 4: Collector's Items

Among Elvis’ Christmas releases there’s some collectibles that are highly sought after out there. Why a record becomes a collectable is usually not due to the content. The cover art, the condition of the record, the year of release and the accessibility means everything. We all know that vinyl records in general have the highest attention among the collectors, but there is occasional some CDs which can be included in this category (especially "Promo CDs" - releases that are not offered for sale). Releases in the promo-category has grown to such an amount that it would be impossible to present a good overview of these.

Every year Elvis Presley Enterprise publishes a Christmas single (in CD format), that is only sent out to the presidents of the official Elvis fan clubs. These releases are highly sought after, and it is just a few people that are interested in selling such a gift. We take a closer look at these EPE releases in a separate chapter (see below).


Også blant juleutgivelsene til Elvis har man en del samleobjekter som er svært ettertraktet der ute. Vanligvis skyldes ikke dette selve innholdet, altså musikken på albumet. Det er omslag, utgivelsesåret og opplag som betyr alt. Vi vet alle at vinylplater generelt har størst fokus blant samlere, men det eksisterer en og annen CD som også kan innbefattes i denne kategorien, og da spesielt i kategorien «Promo CD», altså utgivelser som ikke er lagt ut for salg. Utgivelser av de sistnevnte har etter hvert fått et slikt omfang at det ville være umulig å presentere en god oversikt over disse.

Elvis Presley Enterprise utgir hvert år en julesingel (i CD-format) som kun sendes ut til lederne i de offisielle fanklubbene. Disse utgivelsene er svært ettertraktet, og det er vel nesten ingen som selger en slik gave. Jeg tar for meg akkurat disse EPE utgivelsene i et eget kapittel (se lenger ned på siden).

Christmas Programming From RCA Victor – 1959 – RCA Victor

This release with the Santa Claus design on the front cover is considered to be one of the most rare and valuable records with Elvis. This collection includes Christmas carols with 12 RCA artists, including Perry Como, Mario Lanza and of course Elvis Presley. I've seen this on web auctions with the starting bid price of 5,000 USD!


Denne utgivelsen med nissemotiv på omslaget, regnes for å være en av de mest sjeldne og verdifulle platene med Elvis. Denne samlingen inneholder julesanger med 12 RCA artister, deriblant Perry Como, Mario Lanza og selvfølgelig Elvis. Jeg har sett denne på web-auksjon med utgangspris på 5 000 USD (30 000,- kr)!

Elvis Presley Special Christmas Program – 1967 – RCA US

This is a real curio. This reel to reel tape, which initially was distributed to a selection of radio stations, contains a ready-made radio program lasting for 30 minutes. The whole script for the program is printed on the back cover. The program consists of 10 songs (carols and gospels), mixed together with a recorded voice. Among others, the aforementioned "Christmas Message" (first time included on Memories Of Christmas in 1982) is taken from this program. No doubt… this is a collector’s item!


Dette er en riktig kuriositet. Dette spolebåndet, som i utgangspunktet kun ble distribuert til radiostasjoner, inneholder et ferdig laget program på ca. 30 minutter. På baksiden av omslaget står hele skriptet for programmet. Denne sjeldenhetens innhold består av 10 julesanger og gospels, mikset sammen med radiosnakk. Det er blant annet herfra man har hentet «Christmas Message» som første gang ble inkludert på Memories Of Christmas (1982). Denne finner du ikke i billighyllene i butikken!

Christmas With Elvis – Unknown date of release - Reader's Digest (Lisence RCA) South-Africa

The content on this rare CD is identical to the original Elvis’ Christmas Album, released in 1957. I have not been able to find much information about this release anywhere. What I do know with certainty is that this CD is much sought after by collectors.


Innholdet på denne sjeldne CD-platen er identisk med Elvis’ Christmas Album fra 1957. Det er nesten umulig å finne opplysninger om denne utgivelsen noe sted. Det jeg vet med sikkerhet er at den er ettertraktet blant samlere.

Christmas Wishes – 2007 – BMG Vietnam

This CD release is a rarity in our part of the world (Europe), and that is quite understandable when we notice this text on the back of the cover; "Strictly For Sale In Vietnam Only, Not For Export". If you got this one in your collection, it is basically "contraband" you’re dealing with. The CD contains 8 carols, 6 gospels, and 17 hits ranging from 1954 ("That's Alright Mama") to 1969 ("Rubberneckin'").


Denne CD-utgivelsen er en sjeldenhet i vår del av verden, og det er kanskje ikke så rart med denne teksten på baksiden av coveret; «Strictly For Sale In Vietnam Only, Not For Export». Hvis noen får tak i denne, så er det altså «smuglergods» du har med å gjøre. Inneholder 8 julesanger, 6 gospels, og 17 hits som strekker seg fra 1954 («That’s Alright Mama») til 1969 («Rubberneckin’»). Bildet på forsiden har du garantert ikke sett maken til.

Christmas Special – 2007 – Sony/BMG China

This Chinese CD release is very interesting because it simply does not contain a single Christmas song, despite the title! I’m told that this includes some alternate takes, but that information is unverified. The cover art is visibly different from what we’re used to.


Denne kinesiske utgivelsen er svært interessant fordi den rett og slett ikke inneholder en eneste julesang! Rykter skal ha det til at denne inneholder noen alternative tagninger, men dette er ubekreftet. Omslaget er forresten skikkelig fint. Nok et attraktivt cover fra Østen.

Chapter 5: The Christmas Records from Elvis Presley Enterprise

Each year Elvis Presley Enterprise distributes a Christmas letter to all the presidents of the official Elvis fan clubs all over the world. This greeting contains a CD single. The first time this was done was in 1997, and ever since they have upheld this fine tradition. On the back cover (or on a separate card) it has become a tradition that Lisa Marie and Priscilla have written a greeting. The CD covers have in my opinion been consistently tasteful. Needless to say, these releases are highly sought after among collectors, and I've seen a couple of them on EBay with an 800 USD price tag.


Hvert år sender Elvis Presley Enterprise ut et julekort til presidentene i de offisielle fanklubbene. Denne julehilsenen inneholder en CD-singel med en julesang. Første gang dette ble gjort var i 1997, og siden har de opprettholdt denne fine tradisjonen. På baksiden av omslaget har det blitt et fast innslag at Lisa-Marie og Priscilla skriver en julehilsen. Omslagene har etter min mening vært gjennomgående smakfulle. Unødvendig å si, disse utgivelsene er svært ettertraktet blant samlere, og jeg har sett et par av disse til salgs for 800 USD (omlag kroner 5 000,-).

Santa Claus Is Back In Town - December 1997

This CD contains only one song; "Santa Claus Is Back In Town".


Denne inneholder kun den ene sangen «Santa Claus Is Back In Town».

Blue Christmas - December 1998

This CD contains only one song; "Blue Christmas".


Denne inneholder kun den ene sangen «Blue Christmas».

I'll Be Home For Christmas - December 1999

This CD contains only one song; "I'll Be Home For Christmas".


Denne inneholder kun den ene sangen «I'll Be Home For Christmas».

The First Noel – 1999

This is a hardcover book filled with beautiful Christmas pictures. It includes a Christmas CD single; "The First Noel". The CD is only available along with the book.


Dette er en innbundet bok full av flotte julebilder, som inkluderer en julesingel («The First Noel»). Singelen er kun tilgjengelig sammen med boken.

Silver Bells - December 2000

This CD contains only one song; "Silver Bells".


Denne inneholder kun den ene sangen «Silver Bells».

On a Snowy Winters Night - December 2001

This CD contains only one song; "On a Snowy Winters Night".


Denne inneholder kun den ene sangen «On a Snowy Winters Night».

The Wonderful World Of Christmas - December 2002

This CD contains only one song; "The Wonderful World Of Christmas".


Denne inneholder kun den ene sangen «The Wonderful World Of Christmas».

Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me - December 2003

This CD contains only one song; "Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)".


Denne inneholder kun den ene sangen «Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)».

Merry Christmas Baby - December 2004

This CD contains only one song; "Merry Christmas Baby".


Denne inneholder kun den ene sangen «Merry Christmas Baby».

White Christmas - December 2005

This CD contains only one song; "White Christmas".


Denne inneholder kun den ene sangen «White Christmas».

Holly Leaves and Christmas Trees - December 2006

This CD contains only one song; "Holly Leaves and Christmas Trees".


Denne inneholder kun den ene sangen «Holly Leaves and Christmas Trees».

If Every Day Was Like Christmas - December 2007

This CD contains only one song; "If Every Day Was Like Christmas".


Denne inneholder kun den ene sangen «If Every Day Was Like Christmas».

If I Get Home On Christmas Day - December 2008

This CD contains only one song; "If I Get Home On Christmas Day".


Denne inneholder kun den ene sangen «If I Get Home On Christmas Day».

Winter Wonderland - December 2009

This CD contains only one song; "Winter Wonderland".


Denne inneholder kun den ene sangen «Winter Wonderland».

Peace In The Valley - December 2010

This CD contains only one gospel song; "(There Will Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me)".


Denne inneholder kun den ene (gospel) sangen «(There Will Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me)».

Elvis Sings... - December 2011

For a change the 2011 edition contains 3 songs; "Here Comes Santa Claus", "Merry Christmas Baby" and "On A Snowy Christmas Night".


Til en forandring inneholder 2011 utgaven 3 sanger; «Here Comes Santa Claus», «Merry Christmas Baby» og «On A Snowy Christmas Night».

Elvis Sings... - December 2012

This release contains 3 songs; "Silent Night", "Blue Christmas" and "Santa Claus Is Back In Town".


Denne utgivelsen inneholder 3 sanger; «Silent Night», «Blue Christmas» og «Santa Claus Is Back In Town».

Elvis Sings... - December 2013

This release contains 3 songs; "It Won’t Seem Like Christmas", "Silver Bells" and "Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)".


Denne utgivelsen inneholder 3 sanger; «It Won't Seem Like Christmas», «Silver Bells» og «Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)».

Elvis Christmas Classics – December 2014

This release contains 3 songs; "I’ll Be Home For Christmas", "The First Noel" and "White Christmas".


Denne utgivelsen inneholder 3 sanger; «I’ll Be Home For Christmas», «The First Noel» og «White Christmas ».

Christmas Classics - December 2015

This release contains 3 songs; "The Wonderful World of Christmas", "Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees" and "If Everyday Was Like Christmas".


Denne utgivelsen inneholder 3 sanger; «The Wonderful World of Christmas», «Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees» og «If Everyday Was Like Christmas».

Chapter 6: The Outtakes

It has been released a wealth of bootleg recordings with Elvis through the years and particularly concert recordings from the 70s is abundantly represented among these releases. The Christmas songs with Elvis have however got limited attention among the bootleggers. The main reason for this is for 1); there are only 20 songs in total, and 2); the amount of outtakes of the 1957 sessions is very few. Elvis didn’t very often perform these songs during his shows, and it is only "Blue Christmas" that he performed occasionally in the 70s. "Santa Claus Is Back in Town" was performed during Elvis' third season in Las Vegas (August / September 1970).

In the childhood of the bootleg industry the releases often consisted of poor cover art and meagre sound. Sometimes they even contained incorrect data about the recordings. Today this has developed into a professional industry to the official label’s immense frustration. Now some of these releases can boast excellent sound and great cover art… in both cases actually better than what the officials manage to produce.

What about Christmas songs on the Follow That Dream (FTD) label? In December 2011 the label released their first CD only devoted to Christmas songs; Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas in the series of classic albums. Prior to this, FTD hadn’t put a lot of attention to these songs. On I Sing All Kinds (2007), we got a small selection of alternate takes; "I'll Be Home On Christmas Day" (take 3), "Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees" (take 4), "If I Get Home On Christmas Day" (take 1), "It Won’t Seem Like Christmas Without You" (take 3), and "I'll Be Home On Christmas Day" (alternate master take 3). How Great Thou Art (2010) included "If Everyday Was Like Christmas" (master). In December 2014 we finally got a classic album release of Elvis’ Christmas Album.

Below we have listed a handful of recordings that can be recommended for those particularly interested.


Opp igjennom årene har det blitt sluppet et vell av Bootleginnspillinger med Elvis-materiale. Spesielt konsertopptak fra 70’ tallet har vært godt representert blant utgivelsene. Julesangene til Elvis har derimot fått begrenset oppmerksomhet. Dette kan skyldes at det kun er 20 sanger å ta av. Under konserter var det svært sjelden at Elvis fremførte noe av dette materialet, og det er vel bare «Blue Christmas» som med jevne mellomrom ble fremført på 70’ tallet. «Santa Claus Is Back In Town» ble fremført i løpet av Elvis’ tredje sesong i Las Vegas (august/ september 1970).

I bootlegindustriens barndom besto utgivelsene ofte av dårlige opptak og dårlige produksjoner. Noen ganger inneholdt de sågar ukorrekte data om innspillingene. I løpet av årene har dette utviklet seg til en profesjonell industri til EPE’ store frustrasjon. Utgivelsene kan nå ofte skilte med utmerket lyd og flotte innpakninger. I begge tilfeller faktisk bedre enn det man presterer fra offisielt hold.

Hva med julesanger på Follow That Dream (FTD) utgivelsene? I desember 2011 fikk vi endelig den første platen kun viet julesanger; Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas i serien med klassiske album. Før dette hadde julesanger på ingen måte vært i fokus hos FTD. På I Sing All Kinds (2007), fikk vi et lite utvalg med alternative tagninger; «I'll Be Home On Christmas Day» (tagning 3), «Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees» (tagning 4), «If I Get Home On Christmas Day» (tagning 1), «It Won't Seem Like Christmas (Without You)» (tagning 3), og «I'll Be Home On Christmas Day» (alternative master, tagning 3). På How Great Thou Art (2010) fikk vi masteren til «If Everyday Was Like Christmas». I desember 2014 fikk vi endelig Elvis’ Christmas Album gitt ut i serien med klassiske album.

Nedenfor er det listet opp en liten håndfull innspillinger som kan anbefales for de spesielt interesserte.

Merry Christmas – 1995 - Snowmens League Of America

This is a special edition with a DVD. It contains Christmas songs from Elvis’ Christmas Album (1957).


Dette er en spesialutgave med DVD. Den inneholder julesangene fra Elvis Christmas Album (1957).

Season's Greetings From Elvis – 1995 - Limited Collector's Edition

This release contains both the Christmas and the Easter Program from 1967 (the shows where aired respectively on March 19 and on December 3). These radio programs where almost impossible to obtain from elsewhere when this CD release saw the light of day in 1995, and as far as I know this was the first time they were released on CD. In addition this release contains two tracks with alternate takes of the gospel song "I Believe In The Man In The Sky".


Denne utgivelsen inneholder de to radioprogrammene som ble produsert i tilknytning Påsken og Julen 1967; henholdsvis 19. mars og 3. desember. Da denne utgivelsen så dagens lys i 1995, var begge disse showene nærmest umulig å få tak i, og så vidt jeg vet var dette første gangen de ble utgitt på CD. Avslutningsvis er det inkludert to spor med alternative tagninger av gospelsangen «I Believe In The Man In The Sky».

Elvis Presley Special Palm Sunday radio show, March 19, 1967; 1. Announcer/How Great Thou Art , 2. In The Garden, 3. Announcer/Somebody Bigger Then You And I, 4. Stand By Me/Announcer, 5. Without Him, 6. Where Could I Go But To The Lord/Announcer, 7. Announcer/Where No One Stands Alone, 8. Announcer/Crying In The Chapel - Christmas special radio show, December 3, 1967; 9. Announcer/Here Comes Santa Claus/Announcer, 10. Announcer/Blue Christmas, 11. Announcer/O Little Town Of Bethlehem, 12. Announcer/Silent Night, 13. I'll Be Home For Christmas, 14. Announcer/I Believe, 15. Announcer/If Everyday Was Like Christmas, 16. Announcer/How Great Thou Art, 17. His Hand In Mine, 18. Announcer/Elvis' Special Message, 19. I'll Be Home For Christmas, 20. Announcer – Bonus Track; 21. I Believe In The Man In The Sky (Takes 1-3)

A Holy Rockin’ Christmas! – 2006 – Fans Only

This release includes several alternative and unedited versions of Elvis' Christmas songs from the recording session in May 1971. Also included are "Don’t Think Twice ...", "Lady Madonna" and "Fools Rush In". I don’t see the necessity of including non-Christmas songs on a release devoted to the Holiday season… but that’s just me.


Denne utgivelsen inkluderer flere alternative og uredigerte versjoner av Elvis’ julesanger fra innspillingssesjonen i mai 1971. De har i tillegg inkludert «Don’t Think Twice…», «Lady Madonna» og «Fools Rush In», uten at jeg kan skjønne hvorfor de er inkludert på en utgivelse viet julen.

1. Johnny B. Goode/O Holy Night (informal recording), 2. Miracle Of The Rosary (take 1), 3. It Won’t Seem Like Christmas Without You (take 6), 4. Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees (take 8), 5. Merry Christmas Baby (unedited/undubbed master), 6. Silver Bells (take 1), 7. I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day (take 9), 8. The Lord’s Prayer (informal recording), 9. Winter Wonderland (undubbed master), 10. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (unedited/undubbed master), 11. O Come, All Ye Faithful (take 2), 12. The First Noel (remix), 13. The Wonderful World of Christmas (unedited master), 14. I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day (take 4), 15. Merry Christmas Baby (original single version), 16. Lady Madonna (informal recording), 17. Fools Rush In (unedited/undubbed), 18. I’ve Got Confidence (take 1), 19. Silver Bells (remix), 20. Listen To The Bell (informal recording), 21. I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day (master), 22. I’ve Got Confidence (unedited/undubbed), 23. The Wonderful World of Christmas (vocal overdub), 24. Merry Christmas Baby (remake for ‘This is Elvis’)

Elvis' Christmas Album - Special Edition – 2008 - Elvis For Everyone (Fan Club – Holland)

This fan club release of the New Zealand version of Elvis’ Christmas Album (1957) contains the complete album and a selection of bonus tracks. The real treat is the inclusion of both the Christmas and Easter Program from 1967. This is as far as I know the only place where you can find both these shows complete on one CD (with the exception of the aforementioned Season's Greetings From Elvis). This was released in a limited edition and is already sold out, but you can still find it on Amazon for a decent price.


Denne fanklubbutgivelsen med det fantastiske omslaget fra New Zealand utgaven av Elvis’ første juleplate, inneholder det komplette albumet og noen bonusspor. Den riktige godbiten er inkluderingen av både Jule- og Påskeprogrammet fra 1967. Dette er så vidt jeg vet det eneste stedet hvor man finner disse komplett på en CD, for utenom på den ovenfor nevnte Season's Greetings From Elvis (1995). Utgivelsen ble trykket i begrenset opplag, og er allerede utsolgt. Du kan fremdeles finne den på Amazon for en relativt rimelig penge.

Bonus tracks: 13. (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) (live version), 14-26 Elvis Special Christmas Program from Sunday December 3rd. 1967: Including announcements, Elvis songs, Picture release announcement, Special message from Elvis – I’ll Be Home For Christmas

O Come All Ye Faithful - December 2008 – Unknown

Platen inneholder 22 spor bestående av alternative tagninger, uredigerte og udubbede versjoner. Lyden skal ifølge mine kilder være utmerket.


The CD contains 22 tracks consisting of alternate takes, unedited and un-dubbed versions. According to my sources the sound on this one is excellent.

1. I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day (piano version), 2. Winter Wonderland (undubbed master), 3. Merry Christmas Baby (remake for ‘This is Elvis’), 4. The First Noel (without cymbal), 5. Oh Come All Ye Faithful (alternate version), 6. It Won’t Seem Like Christmas (undubbed take 6), 7. If I Get Home On Christmas Day (extended mix), 8. Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees (undubbed take 6), 9. Silver Bells (undubbed take 2), 10. On A Snowy Christmas Night (extended mix), 11. The Wonderful World Of Christmas (extended mix), 12. I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day (alternate master, country version), 13. Merry Christmas Baby (unedited master), 14. Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees (remix), 15. If Every Day Was Like Christmas (alternate takes 1 & 2), 16. White Christmas (remix), 17. Here Comes Santa Claus (acetate recording), 18. O Little Town of Bethlehem (acetate recording with echo), 19. Santa Claus Is Back In Town (remix), 20. I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day (acetate recording with echo), 21. Blue Christmas/ Santa Claus Is Back In Town (rehearsal, 6/24/68), 22. Blue Christmas (live 9/28/74)

Christmas Today - May 2010 – Venus

This bootleg release from 2010 contains the Nashville session in May 1971 and the "Today"-sessions in March 1975. I can’t quite see the logic behind this, since these sessions honestly spoken do not have much in common. The record with the red front cover pictured here (the one with the Christmas songs), contains several alternative takes and un-dubbed masters. The sound is supposed to be good.


Denne bootlegutgivelsen fra 2010 har kombinert Nashville-sesjonen fra mai 1971, med «Today»-sesjonen fra mars 1975. Jeg kan ikke helt se den røde tråden her, men kanskje noen andre kan belyse sammenhengen for oss. Den røde platen som er avbildet her (altså den fra mai 1971 med julesangene), inneholder flere alternative tagninger og udubbede mastere. Lyden skal være meget god.

1. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day (take 6), 2. Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees (take 3), 3. On A Snowy Christmas Night (undubbed master *), 4. The Wonderful World Of Christmas (undubbed master *), 5. Silver Bells (take 1), 6. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day (takes 1-2), 7. The Lord's Prayer, 8. Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees (takes 1-2), 9. The First Noel (undubbed master *), 10. Winter Wonderland (take 7), 11. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day (takes 5,7,3), 12. Merry Christmas Baby (Fs, undubbed master *), 13. If I Get Home On Christmas Day (undubbed master *), 14. Silver Bells (undubbed master *), 15. Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees (takes 5,6,7,4), 16. Winter Wonderland (undubbed master *), 17. It Won't Seem Like Christmas Without You (undubbed master *), 18. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day (undubbed master *), 19.Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees (undubbed master *), 20. O Come, All Ye Faithful (undubbed master *), 21. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day (take 4), 22. Silver Bells (Fs,Tk2 original session recording,Tk3 (Fs)) * tatt fra acetate

Wonderful World Of Christmas, The Real Alternate Album – December 2010 – PinUp Records

This is an extensive collection be made up of 3 vinyl records and 2 CDs. I don’t have an exact outline of the content, but I know that it consists of Christmas/ Gospel masters, alternate takes and previously unreleased versions. It was released as limited edition and all boxes are numbered. This is a real treat for all collectors out there.


Dette er en omfattende samling bestående av 3 vinylplater og 2 CD-plater. Jeg har ikke eksakt oversikt over innholdet, men vet at det består av julemastere, alternative tagninger og tidligere ikke utgitte versjoner. Innholdet består også av et utvalg gospelsanger. Dette er en riktig godbit for samlere. Utgaven kommer i begrenset opplag og alle boksene er nummerert.

Christmas Seventy One – 2010 - GTR

This release contains all the songs from the 1971 album Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas, as well as several alternative takes.


Denne utgivelsen inneholder alle sangene fra Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas (1971), samt flere alternative tagninger.

1. O Come, All Ye Faithful, 2. The First Noel, 3. On A Snowy Christmas Night, 4. Winter Wonderland, 5. The Wonderful World Of Christmas, 6. It Won't Seem Like Christmas, 7. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day, 8. If I Get Home On Christmas Day, 9. Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees, 10. Merry Christmas Baby, 11. Silver Bells (Undubbed Master), 12. O Holy Night, 13. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day (Remake), 14. O Come, All Ye Faithful (take 2), 15. It Won't Seem Like Christmas (take 3), 16. If I Get Home On Christmas Day (take 1), 17. Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees (take 8), 18. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day (take 4), 19. Merry Christmas Baby (This Is Elvis Version), 20. On A Snowy Christmas Night (Undubbed Master), 21. Silver Bells (take 1), 22. It Won't Seem Like Christmas (take 6), 23. The Wonderful World Of Christmas (Vocals Only), 24. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day (Remake take 9), 25. The First Noel (Remastered), 26. If I Get Home On Christmas Day (Remastered), 27. Winter Wonderland (Remastered)

It Won't Seem Like Christmas Without You – October 2011 – Route Records

This is a new release of the 1982 album mentioned in Part 1, Chapter 2 (the English edition of Memories Of Christmas). In addition to the original 14 tracks (tracks 1-14), it is included 15 bonus tracks. Among the bonus tracks we find alternate takes, masters, and two of the duet versions initially recorded in 2008; "Winter Wonderland" with Hanna Pakarinen (not included on the Christmas Duets album) and "Blue Christmas" with Martina McBride (TV Special version from 1968).


Dette er en ny-utgivelse av 1982-albumet nevnt under Part 1, Chapter 2 (den engelske utgaven av Memories Of Christmas). I tillegg til originalens 14 spor (spor 1-14), er det her lagt til 15 ekstra. Blant de nye bonussporene finner vi alternative tagninger, mastere, og 2 duettversjoner fra 2008 som det er svært vanskelig å finne andre steder; «Winter Wonderland» med Hanna Pakarinen og «Blue Christmas» med Martina McBride. På den sistnevnte benyttes TV-Special-versjonen fra 1968.

1. It Won’t Seem Like Christmas Without You, 2. On A Snowy Christmas Night, 3. If Every Day Was Like Christmas (alternate version), 4. Where No One Stands Alone, 5. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day (alternate master), 6. If We Never Meet Again, 7. The Wonderful World Of Christmas, 8. He Touched Me, 9. Merry Christmas Baby (complete studio performance), 10. Reach Out To Jesus, 11. If I Get Home On Christmas Day, 12. His Hand In Mine, 13. O Come All Ye Faithfull (take 2), 14. Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees, 15. Silent Night, 16. We Call On Him (take 3), 17. White Christmas (with count in), 18. Somebody Bigger Then You and I (take 12), 19. Here Comes Santa Claus, 20. Silver Bells (take 1), 21. Santa Bring My Baby Back (remix version), 22. O Little Town of Bethlehem (remix duet with Karen Fairchild / Kimberly Schlapman), 23. Winter Wonderland (remix duet with Hanna Pakarinen), 24. The Christmas Song / Oh Holy Night (one liners), 25. The First Noel (remix), 26. Santa Claus is Back in Town (live, June 27, 1968 - 8 p.m.), 27. Blue Christmas (remix duet with Martina McBride, 69 Comeback Show), 28. Christmas Message From Elvis / I'll Be Home For Christmas (remix duet with Carrie Underwood), 29. Jingle Bells (instrumental, informal recording, December 4, 1956)

A Holy Rocking Christmas – December 2011 – Wonderland Records

This box set contains three CDs and one DVD which contains all Christmas masters and several alternative takes and versions. In addition there are some alternative takes of a selection of gospel songs. See picture for a detailed track list.


Denne boksen inneholder 3 CD-plater og en DVD, som primært innbefatter samtlige julemastere og flere alternative tagninger og versjoner. I tillegg er det inkludert noen alternative tagninger av et utvalg gospelsanger. Se bilde for detaljert innhold.

Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas - The Alternate Album – November 2011 – No Label

This release contains alternate takes and un-dubbed versions of songs from Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas (1971).


Denne utgivelsen inneholder alternative tagninger og udubbede versjoner av sangene fra Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas (1971).

1. O Come All Ye Faitful (vocal overdub, undubbed master), 2. The First Noel (vocal overdub, undubbed master), 3. On A Snowy Christmas Night (undubbed master), 4. Winter Wonderland (undubbed master), 5. The Wonderful World Of Christmas (undubbed master), 6. It Won't Seem Like Christmas (Without You) (undubbed master), 7. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day (undubbed master), 8. If I Get Home On Christmas Day (undubbed master), 9. Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees (undubbed master), 10. Merry Christmas Baby (unedited undubbed master), 11. Silver Bells (unedited master), 12. Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees (takes 1 & 2), 13. Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees( takes 3), 14. Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees (takes 5, 6 & 4), 15. Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees (take 8), 16. Silver Bells (rehearsal & take 1), 17. Silver Bells (takes 2 & 3), 18. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day (takes 1 & 2), 19. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day (take 4), 20. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day (takes 5 / 7 & 3), 21. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day (take 6), 22. Winter Wonderland (take 7), 23. The Wonderful World Of Christmas (vocal overdub), 24. The Lord's Prayer (informal jam)

The Wonderful World Of Elvis – December 2012 - Godfather

This release contains alternate takes, remixes and un-dubbed versions of a selection of Christmas songs mainly released in 1971. In addition it includes a couple of Gospels songs and a bunch of regular songs that don’t belong on a Holiday collection ("Fools Rush In", "Johnny B. Goode" and "Listen To The Bells"(?))


Denne utgivelsen inneholder alternative tagninger, remikser og udubbede versjoner av et utvalg julesanger primært hentet fra 1971. I tillegg inkluderes et par gospels og et knippe sanger som overhodet ikke har noe på denne samlingen å gjøre («Fools Rush In», «Johnny B. Goode» og «Listen To The Bells» (?))

1. Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees (take 8), 2. Miracle Of The Rosary (take l), 3. Winter Wonderland (undubbed master), 4. On A Snowy Christmas Night (extended mix), 5. Here Comes Santa Claus (acetate recording), 6. White Christmas (remix), 7. Lady Madonna (informal recording), 8. Merry Christmas Baby (unedited undubbed master take l), 9. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day (take 9), 10. The Wonderful World Of Christmas (unedited complete master), 11. 0 Come, All Ye Faithful (take 2), 12. lt Won't Seem Like Christmas (Without You) (undubbed take 6), 13. The First Noel (remixed version), 14. Silver Bells (alternate take l), 15. O Little Town Of Bethlehem (acetate recording with echo), 15. Santa Claus ls Back In Town (remix), 16. I've Got Confidence (take l), 18. If I Get Home On Christmas Day (extended mix), 19. The Wonderful World Of Christmas (extended mix), 20. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day (country version), 21. lf Everyday Was Like Christmas (take 2), 22. I'll Be Home For Christmas (acetate recording with echo), 23. Fools Rush ln (unedited/undubbed master take 24), 24. Listen To The Bells (informal recording), 25. Johnny B Goode/O Holy Night (informal recording), 26. The Wonderful World Of Christmas (vocal overdub)

Elvis’ Christmas Album – December 2014 – One

This 2 CD contains the 1957 UK version of Elvis' Christmas Album. This includes the original album tracks, alternate takes, alternate versions and more. The extra bonus disc contains the Elvis Presley Special Christmas Program (for radio stations only) aired on December 3, 1967.


Denne 2CD inneholder den brittiske 1957-versjonen av Elvis’ Christmas Album. Denne inneholder det originale albumet, alternative tagninger og versjoner, pluss mye annet. En ekstra bonusplate inneholder Elvis Presley Special Christmas Program, en jule-spesial som ble kringkastet på radio den 3. desember 1967 (denne ble altså kun sendt ut til radiostasjoner).

THE ORIGINAL MONO ALBUM; 1. Santa Claus Is Back In Town 2:24, 2. White Christmas 2:27, 3. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) 1:56, 4. I’ll Be Home For Christmas 1:55, 5. Blue Christmas 2:09, 6. Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) 1:54, 7. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem 2:37, 8. Silent Night 2:25, 9. (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) 3:21, 10. I Believe 2:05, 11. Take My Hand, Precious Lord 3:18, 12. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) 3:57 - INSIDE ELVIS’ CHRISTMAS ALBUM; 13. White Christmas (master with studio banter & count-in) 2:44, 14. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) (Take 4) 2:06, 15. (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) (Take 5, 6, 8 & master) 5:11, 16. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) (Take 6, 7, 8 & master) 5:03, 17. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) (Take 9, 10, 11 & 12) 5:16, 18. I’ll Be Home For Christmas (Mono version with echo from acetate)* 1:55, 19. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem (Mono version with echo from acetate)* 2:37, 20. Special Message from Elvis / I’ll Be Home For Christmas, (Original version used for Elvis’ special Christmas program, december 3, 1967) 1:52 - BONUS TRACKS; 21. Peace In The Valley (Live version) 1:47, 22. Elvis’ Christmas Album commercial (1957) 1:06 - STEREO MIXES & OTHER VERSIONS; (All these versions were released on official CD/Vinyl releases through the years) 23. Blue Christmas (Original electronic stereo version) 2:08, 24. Silent Night (Without piano intro) 2:14, 25. White Christmas (Repaired intro without finger-snap) 2:24, 26. I’ll Be Home For Christmas (Remastered with stereo effect) 1:55, 27. Silent Night (Remastered with stereo effect) 2:25, 28. Blue Christmas (Remastered with stereo effect) 2:08, 29. White Christmas (Remastered with stereo effect) 2:25, 30. Special Message from Elvis / Silent Night (Album version) 2:18 - BONUS DISC; Special Christmas Program (For radio stations only) December 3, 1967

Elvis' Christmas Album - November 2015 - One

This CD contains the 1957 US version of Elvis' Christmas Album. This includes the original album tracks in mono plus a selection of outtakes, rarities and alternate versions. The tracklist is identical with CD 1 on the 2014-edition released by the same label in 2014 (see above).


Denne utgivelsen inneholder den amerikanske 1957-versjonen av Elvis’ Christmas Album. CD’en inneholder det originale albumet i mono og et utvalg med rariteter, outtakes og alternative versjoner. Innholdet er identisk med CD 1 på 2014-utgaven fra samme selskap (se over).

Elvis Christmas Albums Part 1 (Prolog: The Christmas music of Elvis Presley / Chapter 1: The official Christmas records (1957 - 1977) / Chapter 2: The official compilations released by RCA /BMG /Sony after 1977)

Elvis Christmas Albums Part 2 (Chapter 3: Releases after 2008, not RCA/BMG/Sony)

Sources; www.elvisrecords.us / www.elvisoncd.com / Dale Hampton; Elvis For CD Fans Only / Tom De Medeiros-James De Medeiros; Elvis-The Complete Musical Catalog / For Elvis CD Collectors - FECC Forum / Wikipedia