A Christmas song written by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson and most famously performed by Elvis Presley.
Blue Christmas is a Christmas song written by Billy Hayes and Jay W.Johnson and most famously performed by Elvis Presley. It is a tale of unrequited love during the holidays and is a longstanding staple of Christmas music, especially in the country genre. The song was first recorded by Doye O'Dell in 1948 and was popularised the following year in three separate recordings: one by country artist Ernest Tubb, one by musical conductor and arranger Hugo Winterhalter and another by band leader Russ Morgan and his orchestra. Elvis Presley cemented the status of Blue Christmas as a rock-and-roll holiday classic by recording it for his 1957 Elvis' Christmas Album.