Thomas has been doing a terrific job of covering Christmas this month over on the Elvis Today blog. His post today is about a certain tune from Viva Las Vegas that is considered a Christmas song in Sweden. When Thomas makes up Elvis Christmas compilations, this recording makes the list. Check out “The Missing Christmas Song” to find out more.
Thomas’ post reminded me of another “lost” Christmas song by Elvis. Elvis’ 1968 recording “Stay Away” for the movie Stay Away, Joe was based on the melody “Greensleeves.” Though never recorded by Elvis, the Christmas classic “What Child Is This?” is based on this same melody. Something to think about the next time you listen to “Stay Away.” It’s a Christmas song in disguise.