Elvis Presley If Every Day Was Like Christmas

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December 1, 2017
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Elvis Presley If Every Day Was Like Christmas

Elvis Presley If Every Day was Like Christmas

Christmas Songs

Where would Christmas music, not to mention Sixties Christmas music, be without Elvis Presley? The song “If Every Day Was Like Christmas” was written by Red West, an actor, stuntman, songwriter, and old friend of Elvis Presley. West, born Robert Gene West, was a High School friend and, for a time, part of Elvis’ entourage. Elvis recorded the song in 1966 and released it as a single with “How Would You Like to Be” as the B-Side. That was a song from the soundtrack of Elvis’ 1963 film It Happened at The World’s Fair. The recording also featured The Jordanaires and The Imperials Quartet on the backing vocals. It went to #2 on Billboard’s “Best Bets for Christmas” survey in 1966 and charted in 1967. The song was subsequently included in the reissues of Elvis’ Christmas Album collection (1970, 1975, and 1985). That album earned RIAA Diamond status in 2011, as it sold more than 10 million copies.

Here are the lyrics to “Every Day Was Like Christmas” by Elvis Presley:

“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

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”

If you would like to read about and listen to more Christmas music by Elvis Presley, please click here for “Blue Christmas,” which is on Pass The Paisley’s sister site The Daily Doo Wop.

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