Originally posted on November 22, 2021 @ 6:00 am
Last Updated on May 25, 2022 by inckredible
Ah, Christmas and Elvis Christmas songs bring a nice warm feeling, doesn’t it? Elvis wrote and sang over 100 Christmas songs, and the fans loved it. These are the best 20 Elvis Presley Christmas songs, in my humble opinion. Good listening…
1. Santa Claus is back in town
Santa Claus is back in town – Elvis Presley is a Christmas song by Elvis Presley. It was written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, with its first release being on the album Elvis’ Christmas Album in 1957. And another fact about it is that it was later re-released as a single in 1960, with it being described as “Elvis’ newest Christmas song” at the time.
2. White Christmas
White Christmas by Elvis Presley was a Christmas song written by Irving Berlin in 1940 and was covered by Elvis Presley. It is a classic Christmas song that is still being sung today, with this song being recorded by more than a hundred other artists. It is about being with family during the holidays and how special it is to have each other.
3. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) was a Christmas song written by Gene Autry and Oakley Haldeman. It is about Santa Claus coming to town and how excited the children are about him coming. It is a song that really gets you in the Christmas spirit, especially with the beat of the song. Elvis’s version of this song is said to be one of his best Christmas songs.
4. I’ll Be Home for Christmas
I’ll Be Home for Christmas is a Christmas song written by Kim Gannon and Walter Kent in 1943. When it was first released, Bing Crosby was the one who originally sang this song in a movie. It is about how a soldier wants to come home for Christmas and be with their family. This song is a really sweet one about missing someone and doing whatever it takes to be with them. For a man who was known as a bad boy, this song shows that there is hope for everyone.
5. Blue Christmas
Blue Christmas is a song written by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson and was originally recorded by Doye O’Dell in 1948. Elvis Presley recorded it in 1957, and this is considered one of the most “bitter” Christmas songs. The song is about how tough it can be during the holidays with being lonely and missing someone. This song is one of those songs that can make you cry because it’s so emotional and meaningful.
6. Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)
Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) is a Christmas song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. It is about a man who is asking Santa to bring their lover back to them during the holidays. This song is special because of Elvis’ amazing vocals and how sweet the lyrics are. He really makes you feel what he feels when he sings this song.
7. Silent Night
Silent Night was firstly written in German by an Austrian priest named Joseph Mohr but was later translated into English. This song is about how Christmas isn’t about presents or things, but it is about spending time with family and being grateful. It also talks about how during the night, everything is calm and silent. It’s a classic Christmas song that everyone knows and loves because of its beautiful meaning. Elvis’s version of this song is a must-listen because of how amazing it sounds.
8. O Little Town of Bethlehem
O Little Town of Bethlehem is a song written by Phillips Brooks, originally being called “Little town of Bethlehem.” It was later made famous when it was recorded by Elvis Presley. This song is about how people gather during the holidays and celebrate being alive. The lyrics of the song are beautiful and meaningful, which is what makes this song so special.
9. Lonely This Christmas
Lonely This Christmas is a song written by Don Black and Bernie Taupin. It was made famous when it was released as a single back in 1971. The song is about being alone during the holidays and how tough it can be. The lyrics are really sad but very real because not everyone has a family to go home to or someone they love. Elvis’s version of this song has really emotional vocals, which makes it all the more special.
10. My Wish Came True
This was on Elvis’s Classic Christmas Album. My Wish Came True was first sung by Tony Martin in 1947. It’s an old song that everyone knows and loves because of how romantic and sweet it is. I think this song is about how during the holidays, they wish for their lover to be with them instead of being alone. This song is amazing, and it makes you feel the holiday spirit because of how excited it makes you feel.
11. Take My Hand, Precious Lord
Take My Hand, Precious Lord was written by Thomas A. Dorsey in 1932. It talks about how the singer is asking God to help them through this difficult time because they are becoming weak. This song means a lot during Christmas because it shows what Elvis truly believed in. He wanted his voice to be used for something meaningful and not just songs about being tough or partying.
12. It Is No Secret
It Is No Secret is a song by Scottish songwriter Joan Baez. It was later discovered by Elvis Presley, who recorded it for his 1962 album Pot Luck with Elvis. This is one of those songs that makes you feel at peace because of how amazing the lyrics are. The singer talks about how during the holidays, they are thinking about someone special. The song is so calming and peaceful, which is what makes it so amazing to listen to. It was also on Elvis’s Classic Christmas Album.
13. “I believe.”
I believe it is one of the most meaningful Christmas songs that Elvis recorded. It was released on his album, His Hand in Mine. I believe it talks about how there might be war or sadness during the holidays, but you must remember to look at the bright side and not let things get you down. This song is great because it tells people to always be positive and to never give up on themselves.
14. Tell me why
Tell me why it is a song by Johnny Mathis and was later recorded by Elvis. It’s about how the singer keeps asking God why he has to go through this difficult time because it makes him so sad. This holiday classic reminds people that everyone goes through hard times, but they must stay strong during them to make it better for themselves.
15. The Wonderful World of Christmas
The Wonderful World of Christmas was a song written by Eddie Pola, George Wyle, and it was first made popular by Perry Como. This holiday classic is about how during the holidays, people can’t wait to be with their friends and family. It’s a fun song that people love singing around this holiday time because it helps them feel excited.
16. It’s Christmas Time Pretty Baby.
It’s Christmas Time, a pretty baby was written by Arthur Kent and Adele Addison. Elvis recorded this song for the album The Classic Christmas Album in 1963. This holiday classic is about how someone spends time with their lover during the holidays. It’s a fun song that gets you excited to spend time with your significant other during Christmas.
17. Peace in the Valley
Peace in the Valley first came out in 1957. It was written by Thomas A. Dorsey, who dedicated it to his mother. This classic holiday song is about how God will always be there for you during hard times, but He also wants everyone to have peace through Him. Elvis recorded this song for his album His Hand In Mine, which makes this song even more meaningful.
18. If I Get Home On Christmas Day
If I Get Home On Christmas Day was a song recorded by Elvis in 1974 for the album Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden. This holiday classic is about how the singer hopes that he will be able to come home in time for Christmas. This song is a fun one that everyone can sing along to because it makes people feel excited about what they have going on during the holidays.
19. If Every day Could Be Like Christmas
If Every Day Could Be Like Christmas was written by Jeff Lynne and recorded by Elvis in 1979. The song is about how the singer thinks that every day could be just like Christmas because everyone would be happy and positive. This holiday classic is a beautiful one because it tells people to spread positivity throughout their everyday lives during this special time of year.
20. O Come All Ye Faithful lyrics – the Nativity story
O Come All Ye Faithful is a popular Christmas song that was written in 1751 by Frederick Oakley, and its first known recording was by Richard Allison in London in 1852. O Come All Ye Faithful talks about how Jesus is the King of Kings and was born for everyone. This song has helped people learn more about their faith because it goes over the birth of Christ to let everyone know that He will always be there for them.