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Silent Night – Elvis’ Christmas Album – 1957

About The Song

Elvis Presley recorded a beautiful rendition of “Silent Night” as part of his 1957 Christmas album, titled “Elvis’ Christmas Album.” Here’s a short description and five facts about Elvis’s version of “Silent Night”:

  1. Christmas Classic: “Silent Night” is a timeless Christmas carol that originated in Austria in the early 19th century. Elvis’s rendition on the 1957 album adds a touch of his signature style to this traditional hymn.
  2. Gentle Interpretation: Elvis’s version of “Silent Night” is known for its gentle and soulful interpretation. His warm and resonant voice brings a sense of reverence to the song, capturing the spirit of the holiday season.
  3. “Elvis’ Christmas Album” (1957): The album featuring “Silent Night” was released in 1957 and is one of the best-selling Christmas albums of all time. It includes a mix of traditional carols and popular holiday tunes, showcasing Elvis’s versatility.
  4. Chart Success: “Elvis’ Christmas Album” performed exceptionally well on the charts, reaching the top of the Billboard 200. The album’s enduring popularity has solidified Elvis’s presence in the realm of Christmas music.
  5. Cultural Impact: Elvis Presley’s contribution to Christmas music, including his rendition of “Silent Night,” has become a cultural staple during the holiday season. His influence on festive music extends beyond the 1950s, and his Christmas songs continue to be celebrated and played widely.



Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
‘Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glorious strains from Heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Hallelujah
Christ the Savior is born
Christ the Savior is born