Album Title : Elvis' Christmas Album
Catalogue Number : CAL - 2428
Year Release : October 1970
Side 1 : Blue Christmas - Silent Night - White Christmas - Santa Claus Is Back In Town - I'll Be Home For Christmas
Side 2 : If Every Day Was Like Christmas - Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) - O' Little Town Of Bethlehem - Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) - Mama Liked The Roses
Brief History :
The original Elvis' Christmas Album was out of print by the late 1960s. Interest in the album prompted RCA to re-release it in an altered version on its budget label RCA Camden in November, 1970. This version eliminated the four gospel tracks from the Peace in the Valley EP and added the 1966 holiday single "If Every Day Was Like Christmas," along with the 1970 non-seasonal B-side "Mama Liked the Roses", issued as the flip to Elvis' top ten single "The Wonder of You." With ten tracks and a shorter running time, it fit the standard for the budget label issues. The religious and secular Christmas songs were also mixed. The initial cover of this revised version echoed that of the 1958 reissue, except a more recent mid-60s vintage photograph with Elvis wearing a blue racing jacket with two white stripes on the left was used from the set of the 1967 movie Speedway. The album was also released in the UK with an album cover that featured Elvis' face from the 1970 Camden release in a circle in the middle surrounded in white with the title and the song selections in red, RCA Camden 1155.
Front Cover : Photo of Elvis. Title top right. Catalogue number top left. Camden top right.
Rear Cover : Promoting Camden releases of Flaming Star, Let's Be Friends & Almost In Love. Catalogue number top right. Printed in U.S.A. bottom right. Number "2" bottom left.
Label : Blue. Flexible vinyl.
Side 1 : Stereo at top.
Side 2 : Stereo at top.
Pressing Plant : Indianapolis
Matrix Number Side 1 : ZCRM - 5799 - 37S A1 (Machine Stamped)
Matrix Number Side 2 : ZCRM - 5800 - 37S A2 (Machine Stamped)