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Christmas Classics
Elvis Presley
Christmas Classics
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classical
 
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It is what the name implies--Elvis singing an unfortunately small cache of timeless Christmas classics. Presley usually knew when to embellish a song and when to let its melody speak for itself, and his recordings illustra...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Elvis Presley
Title: Christmas Classics
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: RCA
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classical
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Oldies & Retro, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 078635980127

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It is what the name implies--Elvis singing an unfortunately small cache of timeless Christmas classics. Presley usually knew when to embellish a song and when to let its melody speak for itself, and his recordings illustrate that gift perfectly. For instance, "Winter Wonderland" had already been performed by so many others that Elvis gave it a bit of his own spin. But when it came to huge hits like "White Christmas" or religious favorites like "Silent Night" and "O Little Town of Bethlehem," he exhibited restraint, allowing the beauty of the compositions to carry his voice. Of course, "Blue Christmas" will always be associated with him and his rendition here is perfect. Also included are warm yet melancholy versions of "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and "Silver Bells." --Steve Gdula

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CD Reviews

This isn't the one to get.
12/13/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)

"While all the performances on this CD are worth having in your collection, you should be aware that the 1993 compilation IF EVERY DAY WAS LIKE CHRISTMAS includes everything here, as well as every other Christmas recording Presley ever made. That CD is only (...a little) more than this one and is the Elvis Christmas disc of choice."