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Rolling Stone Names "Elvis' Christmas Album" in "The 25 Greatest Christmas Albums of All Time"

December 21, 2012

With Christmas comes the timeless melodies of the king and recently named "Elvis' Christmas Album" as one of "The 25 Greatest Christmas Albums of All Time."

A post on Rolling Stone calls the album "a wonderful mix of lighthearted rock & roll, reverent versions of traditional favorites" and says the collection of Christmas classics plays tribute to his country and gospel roots. They even look at the controversy surrounding the album when it was first released.

"Want to know how revolutionary Elvis was in '50s America? Irving Berlin, the author of "White Christmas," was so scandalized by Elvis's 1957 version of the song that he tried to get it banned from radio. Sorry, Irv. Instead, 'Elvis' Christmas Album' topped the Billboard charts for a month and went on to sell nearly 20 million copies in various editions."

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