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“Blue Christmas” is a classic Christmas song originally recorded by Elvis Presley. In later years, an orchestral version was created by combining Elvis Presley’s vocals with the backing of The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Here are some details about this rendition of the song:
Title: Blue Christmas
Artists: Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Songwriter: The song was written by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson.
Release Date: The orchestral version of “Blue Christmas” was released on October 6, 2017, as part of the album “Christmas with Elvis and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.” This album features several of Elvis’s classic Christmas songs reimagined with new orchestral arrangements.
Genre: The song is a Christmas pop and holiday classic.
Lyrics Excerpt: 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
Significance: “Blue Christmas” is one of Elvis Presley’s most iconic Christmas songs. The combination of Elvis’s distinctive voice with the lush orchestral arrangement by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra adds a new dimension to this beloved holiday tune. Elvis originally recorded the song in 1957, and it has since become a staple of Christmas music playlists.
The orchestral version of “Blue Christmas” received positive reviews and was part of a series of albums that combined Elvis’s original recordings with new orchestral arrangements. It allowed a new generation of listeners to appreciate the timeless appeal of Elvis Presley’s music during the holiday season.
This rendition of “Blue Christmas” continues to be a popular choice for Christmas music enthusiasts and is often played on the radio and in various holiday-themed events and gatherings.
I’ll be so blue just thinking about you
Decorations of red on our green Christmas tree
Won’t be the same dear, if you’re not here with meAnd when those blue snowflakes start fallin’
That’s when those blue memories start callin’
You’ll be doin’ all right, with your Christmas of white
But I’ll have a blue, blue, blue, blue ChristmasYou’ll be doin’ all right, with your Christmas of white
But I’ll have a blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas