I WANT ELVIS FOR CHRISTMAS
Well baby-baby-baby, baby-baby-baby
Ever since we heard you singin'
Ever since we saw you swingin'
Our hearts lit up like a Christmas
So please-please Elvis, spend Christmas
If only you could hear what we're
If Santa Claus could hear us prayin'
There isn't anything that we wouldn't
If you could be here Elvis on Christmas
And if you won't
I'll be so lonely baby, I'll be
It's gonna be a great romance
So don't be cruel and love me tender
Don't give me those blue moon blues
Come Back baby, I wanna play house
And I promise not to step on your
blue suede shoes
I want you, I need you, I love you
There ain't nobody like you
Won't you listen to my Yuletide plea
And please-please Elvis,
Come Back baby,
spend Christmas with Me!
Come Back baby,
Elvis, please spend Christmas with
If there was ever anyone who got
into the holiday spirit in a big way,
it was Elvis.
Christmas with Elvis at Graceland
was always something special.
For many years the tradition was
to put all the decorations
in place in early December, just
and keep them up at least through
Elvis' birthday in January.
Christmas trees would be placed in
along with other decorations.
Outside on the front lawn Elvis
first had a large Santa,
sleigh and reindeer
with the message ...
"Merry Christmas to All, Elvis"
suspended above it.
In the mid-sixties,
Elvis switched to a life-size Nativity
along with lighted aluminum trees
along the front of the house,
and the winding driveway outlined
in hundreds of blue lights,
a set-up he used each year for the
rest of his life.
Also in the 1960's,
Elvis started switching out
the blue draperies
in the front rooms of the house
to a holiday shade of red.
the Graceland staff authentically
Elvis' Christmas decorating traditions
each year -
including both versions of his front
The lights go on the day after Thanksgiving
and all the decorations,
inside and out,
stay in place through the
Elvis Birthday Celebration in January.