In response to the following Elvis Today on Facebook post:
Playing Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas right now. Which Christmas song is your favorite? My vote goes to ‘Merry Christmas Baby’.”
I’m not on the Facebook, so I’m just going to take the easy route and answer the question right here. My favorite Christmas song is 1957’s “Santa Claus Is Back In Town” from Elvis’ Christmas Album. I also love his brief take of the same song on the Tiger Man album, a concert recorded for the ELVIS (’68 Comeback) TV special.
Of course, I can’t play by the rules and choose just one. Another favorite is 1971’s “I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day,” including the original version on Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas and an alternate version on Today, Tomorrow & Forever.
Truth is, I love all of his Christmas music, though. I love this time of year. I’m a bit of a Christmas music fanatic. I probably have 500 Christmas songs. Now that the season is here, I’ve set my iPod to start placing Christmas music into the rotation. I up the percentage each week until Christmas Eve, when it is 100% Christmas music for two days. I’m not sure why I can’t just do things like normal people, but I guess I wasn’t designed that way.
Also, why is it when I plan to write a six word response that I end up writing six paragraphs?
Anyway, right now I’m listening to “Tiger Man” on 1969’s From Memphis To Vegas/From Vegas To Memphis album. Not a Christmas song, but one of the greats! He really rocked that one. I wish he were still here.