Hey, Elvis fans how'd you like to have a collection of EVERY Christmas recording cut by the King in one tidy package?! Here are all two dozen holiday numbers he recorded, including unreleased alternate takes of It Won't Seem Like Christmas (Without You) and Holly Leaves and Christmas Trees , drawn from all five holiday albums Elvis put out and annotated with rare photos in other words, no matter what Elvis Xmas album you own, this one's better!
The King of Rock & Roll recorded music for every occasion and has been packaged in every shape and size imaginable. This collection is a particularly generous overview (25 tracks!) of his many Christmas recordings and includes four previously unreleased alternate takes. Guests include the Jordinaires and the Imperial Quartet. Elvis didn't always receive the most supportive musical backing, but the musical fluff that sabotaged much of his work doesn't weigh down these tracks. His skill as a vocalist is in evidence on such tracks as "Silver Bells," "O Come All Ye Faithful," and "The First Noel." If you were to pick one Christmas Elvis release, this would be a wise choice. --Rob O'Connor