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Elvis SongPedia: If Every Day Was Like Christmas

If Every Day Was Like Christmas




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Written by: Red West, Glen Spreen

Recorded: June 10, 1966, RCA Studio B, Nashville
Released master is take 2.

Single:w/ "How Would You Like To Be", 47-8950, November, 1966
Also re-released as Gold Standard Series, 447-0681, May 1972

Highest U.S. Charts Positions:
Didn't chart

1st LP release: (RCA Camden release) - November 1970
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It's a shame that Elvis didn't record a few more Christmas tunes at this session, because judging by the sound of "If Every Day Was Like Christmas", he was in fine form! Written by Elvis' long-time friend Red West, the tune is given a respectful reading by Elvis, and is always a welcome sound on the radio around the holidays. It wasn't the big success that "Blue Christmas" was, but is still a must-hear for fans at Christmastime!

Other Spins

(What did the critics and fans say?)


"If Every Day Was Like Christmas" is not the usual innocuous number, but a surprisingly serious song partly written by Red West.

Robert Matthew-Walker, Elvis Presley: A Study in Music icon, 1979




Slow Christmas ballad by Red given serious treatment by Elvis, who sings quietly and deeply until the Jords and the Imperials chime in.

Martin Torgoff, The Complete Elvis, 1982




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"If Every Day Was Like Christmas" Lyrics and Downloads

I hear the bells
Saying Christmas is near
They ring out to tell the world
That this is the season of cheer

I hear a choir
Singing sweetly somewhere
And a glow fills my heart
I'm at peace with the world
As the sound of their singing fills the air

Oh why can't every day be like Christmas
Why can't that feeling go on endlessly
For if everyday could be just like Christmas
What a wonderful world this would be

I hear a child
Telling Santa what to bring
And the smile upon his tiny face
Is worth more to me than anything
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