20 December: Elvis Presley: If Every Day Was Like Christmas

Published December 20, 2017

The mid-1960s is often held up as the nadir of Elvis Presley's recording career, with lame films and lame soundtrack songs obscuring everything else. But he did record other material as well during this period, and when you listen to the recordings chronologically, it becomes evident that he perks up when he gets to perform songs that actually mean something to him. He sounds as if he believes what he's singing, which was always the key to his appeal. If Every Day Was Like Christmas, released in 1966, is a fine example of gold among the dross.

Listen here.

If Every Day Was Like Christmas by Elvis Presley.

ADVENT CALENDAR 2017