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25 Greatest Christmas Songs Countdown: #15 Blue Christmas

December 11, 2011 16 comments

Back in the first entry of this list, I said that “Sleigh Ride” was one of two Christmas songs that there were, it seemed, no bad versions of. “Blue Christmas” is the other one.

Elvis Presley looms large here, of course; it’s kind of his song. But Elvis doesn’t seem all that Christmassy to me and I’ve heard many other versions I prefer. Not that Elvis does a bad job with it, or anything; if that’s your preference then I have no dispute with you. But you’ll be doing all right with someone else too.

We’ve got songs called “Blue Christmas”, “White Christmas,” “Green Christmas,” and I think there’s a horror movie called, “Black Christmas”. Have any other colours been covered? Is there a “Red Christmas”? (And if so, what the flip is it about?)

Let’s have a big hand for everyone who’s ever taken a stab at “Blue Christmas“, and many more.

#25: Sleigh Ride
#24: Huron Carol
#23: Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!/Count Your Blessings/We Wish You a Merry Christmas
#22: The Twelve Days of Christmas
#21: I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
#20: Fuck Christmas
#19: Jingle Bell Rock
#18: What’s This? & Making Christmas
#17: Oi! To the World
#16: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen