LOC-1035 Elvis' Christmas Album 

Modified: March 26, 2013

         Release: RCA Victor LOC-1035 Elvis' Christmas Album (LP)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 10/15/1957

Track Listings: (click here to expand / collapse)

Side 1

Santa Claus Is Back In Town
White Christmas
Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
I'll Be Home For Christmas
Blue Christmas
Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)

Side 2

Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
Silent Night
(There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me)
I Believe
Take My Hand, Precious Lord
It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)

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Cover Front: RCA Victor logo and number at upper right. Maybe accompanied with gold gift sticker. Binding may be gold or silver lettering.
Cover Back: Color picture of Elvis.

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Sticker: Gold "gift" sticker with To and From at the top followed by ELVIS SINGS with track listings. The sticker on the left has been identified as an original sticker by the contributor. Although the sticker on the right was sold as an original, the contributor has questioned its authenticity.1

Some scrutinize over the authenticity and origin of the gold gift sticker. A recent discovery of an original 1957 commercial featuring this album does not contain the sticker or mention it in its promotion; that alone is not conclusive. There are those that would believe that this sticker is a fabrication. Others contend that this is a promotional sticker designed by one or more large retail chains of that era and either by the direction of RCA or not. Then there are those that believe that this sticker was part of the original packaging, affixed to the plastic baggie and not the cover, as intended by RCA. Whichever the case may be, the sticker exists, is collectible, and is very rare.

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Disc: Long Play. Black label, All print on label print is silver. "NEW ORTHOPHONIC" HIGH FIDELITY on side. Title above spindle hole in small font. Side 1, track 3 on two lines. Side 2, track 5 on one line.

Matrix numbers
Side 1: H2PP-6526-1S / Side 2: H2PP-6527-1S (Indianapolis pressing)

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Disc: Long Play. Black label, All print on label print is silver. "NEW ORTHOPHONIC" HIGH FIDELITY on top. Title below spindle hole.

Matrix numbers
Side 1: H2PP-6526-3S B2 / Side 2: H2PP-6527-4S A1 (Rockaway pressing)
Side 1: H2PP-6526-4S A2 / Side 2: H2PP-6527-3S B1 (Rockaway pressing)

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Disc: Long Play. Black label, All print on label print is silver. "NEW ORTHOPHONIC" HIGH FIDELITY on top. Title below spindle hole. Red Vinyl.2

Matrix numbers
Side 1: H2PP-6526-3S C2 / Side 2: H2PP-6527-?S ?? (Rockaway pressing)3

This was a souvenir pressing using the red vinyl for Classical albums by the chief engineer of the RCA plant in Rockaway, NJ. Only one copy was pressed.

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Disc: Long Play. Black label, All print on label print is silver. "NEW ORTHOPHONIC" HIGH FIDELITY on side. Title above spindle hole in large font. Side 1, track 3 on three lines. Side 2, track 5 on two lines.4

Matrix numbers
Side 1: H2PP-6526-?S / Side 2: H2PP-6527-?S (Hollywood pressing?)

Disc: Long Play. Black label, All print on label print is silver. Flat label. "NEW ORTHOPHONIC" HIGH FIDELITY on side. Title above spindle hole in small font. Side 1, track 3 on two lines. Side 2, track 5 on one line. TRADE MARKS © REGISTERED · MARCAS REGISTRADAS · RADIO CORPORATION OF AMERICA - CAMDEN N.J. on edge of label. LONG PLAY is considerably larger in size. This is a Speaker's Corner release from 2008.5

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Gatefold: Pages 1 and 2, Merry Christmas Elvis, and song titles.

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Gatefold: Pages 3 and 4. Elvis on fense, and pics from Jailhouse Rock.

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Gatefold: Pages 5 and 6

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Gatefold: Pages 7 and 8

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Gatefold: Pages 9 and 10

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Gatefold: Pages 11 and 12

Inner Sleeves
To identify the inner sleeve that is most appropriate for each release, look at the Inner Sleeves page on this site.

Re-released as LPM-1951 Elvis' Christmas Album in 1959.

  1. Images from the collection of Christian (of France).
  2. Mockup of eBay Reference 280598732640 (December 10, 2010)
  3. eBay Reference 280598732640 (December 10, 2010)
  4. eBay reference 250841645411 (June 20, 2011)
  5. Identified by Garrett Jamieson.