I'll have a Blue Christmas without you I'll be so blue just thinking about you Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree Won't be the same dear, if you're not here with me
And when those blue snowflakes start falling That's when those blue memories start calling You'll be doin' all right, with your Christmas of white But I'll have a blue, blue blue blue Christmas
You'll be doin' all right, with your Christmas of white, But I'll have a blue, blue Christmas You'll be doin' all right, with your Christmas of white, But I'll have a blue, blue, blue Christmas
Writer/s: Billy Hayes, Jay W Johnson
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, DEMI MUSIC CORP. D/B/A LICHELLE MUSIC COMPANY
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Karen from UsaElvis on this song is wonderful. Now if someone wasn't goosing the background singers, it would be perfect.
Moanin' Lisa from Chillicothe Mo.I love Elvis's version (1957) of Blue Christmas every Christmas-time. It's on satellite radio at Christmas a lot. And I still hear that funny version by "Porky Pig" or whoever that is with that cartoon voice doing Blue Christmas. Hilarious!!
Jeffrey from Clearwater, FlWhen looking at the deluxe DVD edition of the Elvis '68 Christmas special you will find that while Elvis does say "This is my favorite Christmas song of all the ones I recorded" he is not speaking of "Blue Christmas". He then goes on to perform "Santa Claus is Back in Town" a bit. It was edited later to match his remark to "Blue Christmas".
Mike from Franklin County, PaThe song was indeed used in the Rankin - Bass animated Christmas special ; but the series was called "A Year Without A Santa Clause" , not "The Christmas Without a Santa Clause" . In the animated series , Santa is standing outside his house , when a little blue bird flies to him and delivers the letter . We see Santa ( voiced by Micky Rooney ) read the letter ; and then we hear the little girl sings the words to the song . After the song is sung , the letter touched Santa's heart with tears for the child ; so right then , he decided that it was wrong to have cancelled Christmas . So he found the strength and courage to tell the Elves to load up his sled . Mrs. Claus was worried about his cold ; but Santa told her he "never felt better ; never felt stronger!" . So eventually , he boarded his sled , and delivered his Christmas gifts around the world .
Terry from Willmar, MnElvis started literally having a blue Christmas after he was driving around Bel Air with friends looking at Christmas decorations. He was living out there while filming one of his movies and homesick for Graceland. Anyway, they drove past a mansion which had been decorated entirely with blue Christmas lights. Elvis was so impressed that he told his companions, "That's how I'm decorationg Graceland next year." And he did. Not only the house but Elvis put lights all the way up the driveway from the front gate. Each year he kept adding more and more lights to trees and bushes. A blue Christmas.
Deviarte from Leeds, United KingdomFor reasons promotional and because we love music and Christmas we did a full web trawl of EVERYONE we could find who had had a hit with Blue Christmas and the year. This song has really endured even if Elvis did originally think it "dumb".
Here they all are. Enjoy & lots of year-round festive cheer from everyone at www.wearedeviate.co.uk : Ernest Tubb 1948 Doye O'Dell 1948 Russ Morgan 1949 Hugo Winterhalter 1949 Russ Morgan and his Orchestra 1949 Billy Echstine 1950 Dinning Sisters with Bob Atcher 1950 David Frizzell 1950 Elvis Presley 1957 Johnny Mathis 1958 Chet Atkins 1961 Jim Reeves 1963 The Platters 1963 Johnny Cash November 1963 The Beach Boys 1964 Brenda Lee 1964 Beach Boys 1964 Elvis Presley 1964 The Ventures 1965 Stonewall Jackson 1966 Loretta Lynn 1966 Dean Martin 1966 Glen Campbell 1968 Tammy Wynette 1970 The Partridge Family 1971 Merle Haggard 1977 Robert Gordon 1979 The Misfits 1978 Ral Donner 1979 Marie Osmond 1979 Willie Nelson 1979 Shakin' Stevens 1982 Earl Thomas Conley 1984 Seymour Swine and the Squeelers 1985 Sawyer Brown 1985 Lawrence Welk 1986 Highway 101 1988 John Denver 1990 Laima 1991 Anne and Nancy Wilson 1992 Fats Domino 1993 Wynonna 1993 Frank Yankovic 1994 Jingle Cats 1994 Soul Collective 1995 The Oakridge Boys 1995 Low 1997 Englebert Humperdinck 1996 Joe Perry 1997 Henning Stærk 1997 Sheryl Crow 1997 Joe Perry 1997 Vince Gill 1998 Celine Dion 1998 Brian Seltzer Orchestra 1998 Ricky Van Shelton 2000 Jon Bon Jovi 2001 Face To Face 2001 Deana Carter 2001 Bright Eyes 2002 Dave Couse 2002 Clay Walker 2002 Harry Connick Jr. 2003 The Perishers 2003 Leon Redbone 2003 Chris Isaak 2004 Kate & Anna McGarrigle 2005 Chaim Tannenbaum 2005 George Canyon 2005 Mike Denver 2005 Flee the Seen 2006 Billy Idol 2006 Tom Keifer 2007 Raul Malo 2007 Carnie Wilson 2007 Nicole Atkins 2008 Melissa Etheridge 2008 Dustin Kensrue 2008
Robert from Houston, TxThis has also been covered by the Brian Setzer Orchestra.
Ray from Laughlin, NvWhen that recording session ended, Elvis said he thought it was a dumb song and should never be released. The comment was overheard by the female back-up singer, Millie Kirkham, who was there, and also very noticable in the background on the song.
Robin from Birmingham, AlFYI: For those who are looking for the "piggy" version of this song, you'll find its performer listed as "Sylvester Swine," not Porky Pig. (I imagine no one wanted to get in trouble with Warner Brothers--who had nothing to do with the song--by calling the "singer" Porky Pig.)
Susan from Washington, DcSorry, but the Porky Pig version is in a class by itself. If you haven't heard it, seek it out. I defy you not to laugh along with whoever that is in the background!
James from Vidalia, GaThis song was sung by a little girl to Santa in the Rankin/Bass Christmas Special "The Christmas Without a Santa Claus". That's the one featuring the stop-motion characters Mr. Snow and Mr. Sun. Very bizarre stuff. The 70s...heh!
Jude from Thomasville, GaFor several years, starting December 1st (i.e a LONG time ago), our local radio station would start playing "Blue Christmas" by Elvis. We heard it every morning on our way to school and it must be a pretty good song 'cause now it's not Christmas without it. Also, no one else's version sounds quite right, not even Porky Pig's..
Tiffany from Dover, FlI heard that song in a Radio Shack ad last year and it featured people crying over electronics. I don't know why, but it seemed funny!