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Blue Christmas
Elvis Presley

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Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson
Original Lyrics
Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson
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The timeless holiday classic "Blue Christmas" was composed by Billy Hayes and Jay Johnson. This iconic song has become synonymous with the melancholy and longing that can accompany the festive season.

Billy Hayes and Jay Johnson's collaboration resulted in a beautiful composition that captures the emotions of heartbreak and loneliness during the holidays. The lyrics resonate with listeners who may be experiencing a sense of sadness or nostalgia during this time of year.

The song was originally recorded by Doye O'Dell in 1948 and has been performed by numerous artists, each bringing their own unique interpretation to the song. It has become a staple in holiday playlists, reminding us that even amidst the joyous celebrations, there are those who may be feeling blue.

The enduring popularity of "Blue Christmas" is a testament to its ability to evoke powerful emotions and connect with audiences on a deep level. Whether it's Elvis Presley's iconic rendition or another artist's heartfelt interpretation, this song continues to touch hearts year after year.

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"Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree; Won't be the same dear, if you're not here with me”

Blue Christmas

Listen to the song in other languages.

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Title in English

Blus Christmas

Doye O'Dell

1948 - The first artist to record the song


Title in French

Doux Noel

Frank Michael


Title in Spanish

Triste Navidad · Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea

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Blue Christmas

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Copyright © 1948 UNIVERSAL - POLYGRAM INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING, INC. and JUDY J.OLMSTEAD TRUST Copyright Renewed All Rights for JUDY J. OLMSTEAD TRUST Controlled and Administered by LICHELLE MUSIC COMPANY All Rights Reserved Used by Permission

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