Elvis' Christmas Album is the fourth album by Elvis Presley on RCA Victor Records, LOC 1035, a deluxe limited edition, released in October 1957, and recorded at Radio Recorders in Hollywood. It has been reissued in numerous different formats since its first release. It spent four weeks at #1 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart, and was the first of two Christmas-themed albums Presley would record, the other being Elvis Sings The Wonderful World of Christmas, released in the early 1970s.
According to the latest certifications by the Recording Industry Association of America, Elvis' Christmas Album has shipped at least 12 million copies in the United States (3 million copies of the original 1957 release on RCA Victor Records, plus 9 million copies of a "budget" edition first released by RCA Camden in 1970), making it the best-selling Christmas/holiday album of all time in the U.S.
The original 1957 LP consisted of eight Christmas songs, and four gospel songs which had been previously released on the EP Peace in the Valley, catalogue EPA 4054, issued March 1957, peaking at #3 on the Pop albums chart and at #39 on the singles chart. The two album sides divided into a program of...