LPM-1951 Elvis' Christmas Album 

Modified: November 2, 2013

         Release: RCA Victor LPM-1951 Elvis' Christmas Album (LP)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 10/1959

The date of this release had been under much debate until now, a definitive and concrete date is found from the archives of RCA.1" Many thanks to Keith Flynn for finding this and setting the record straight. The original shipping date was September 25 1959 for the October 1959 release. On another note, LPM-1951 was originally to be released as LPM-2003 according to this same document dated December 8, 1958.

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)

1951 lpm cover side1 small LPM 1951 Elvis Christmas Album (Elvis Presley)1951 lpm cover side2 small LPM 1951 Elvis Christmas Album (Elvis Presley)

Cover Front: RCA Victor logo and number at upper right.
Cover Back: Catalog number upper right corner. Features Elvis in Army uniform.

1951 lpm side1 lp small LPM 1951 Elvis Christmas Album (Elvis Presley)1951 lpm side2 lp small LPM 1951 Elvis Christmas Album (Elvis Presley)

Disc: Long Play. Black label, All print on label print is silver. Camden N.J. around border of label. Side 1, Track 1 on 1 line. Side 1, Track 3, on one line. Side 2, track 5 on one line. Elvis Presley same size font as song titles. (9/1959)

Matrix numbers
Side 1: H2PP-6526-4S B1 / Side 2: H2PP-6527-9S A1 (Rockaway pressing)
Side 1: H2PP-6526-4S B3 / Side 2: H2PP-6527-9S A1 (Rockaway pressing)2
Side 1: H2PP-6526-13S A2 / Side 2: H2PP-6527-17S A1 (Rockaway pressing)

1951 lpm side1 nohf onside fontvar small LPM 1951 Elvis Christmas Album (Elvis Presley)1951 lpm side2 nohf onside fontvar small LPM 1951 Elvis Christmas Album (Elvis Presley)

Disc: Long Play. Black label, All print on label print is silver. No Camden N.J. around border. Side 1, Track 1 on two lines. Side 1, Track 3, on three lines. Side 2, Track 5 on two lines. Elvis Presley larger font than song titles.3 (9/1959)

Matrix numbers
Side 1: H2PP-6526-5S / Side 2: H2PP-6527-5S (Hollywood pressing)4

1951 lpm side1 i small LPM 1951 Elvis Christmas Album (Elvis Presley)1951 lpm side2 i small LPM 1951 Elvis Christmas Album (Elvis Presley)

Disc: Long Play. Black label, All print on label print is silver. No Camden N.J. around border. Side 1, Track 1 on 1 line. Side 1, Track 3, on one line. Side 2, track 5 on one line. Elvis Presley same size font as song titles. (9/1959)

Matrix numbers
Side 1: H2PP-6526-8S A2 / Side 2: H2PP-6527-10S A3 (Indianapolis pressing)
Side 1: H2PP-6526-8S A3 / Side 2: H2PP-6527-14S A2 (Indianapolis pressing)5

1951 lpm side1 mono small LPM 1951 Elvis Christmas Album (Elvis Presley)1951 lpm side2 mono small LPM 1951 Elvis Christmas Album (Elvis Presley)

Disc: MONO. Black label, All print on label print is silver. (11/1963)

Matrix numbers
Side 1: H2PP-6526-10S / Side 2: H2PP-6527-13S (Hollywood pressing)

A mint copy with original cover in shrink-wrap a 1963 black label, dog on top, MONO, Hollywood pressing record sold on eBay for a staggering $374.38 on July 8, 2012.6

1951 lpm cover side1 re small LPM 1951 Elvis Christmas Album (Elvis Presley)1951 lsp re wt stereo cover side2wo usa 1 small LPM 1951 Elvis Christmas Album (Elvis Presley)1951 lsp re wt stereo cover side2 1 small LPM 1951 Elvis Christmas Album (Elvis Presley)

Cover Front: RCA Victor logo top right corner. Catalog number lower left corner. (11/1964)
Cover Back: Catalog numbers for both stereo and mono upper right corner. May or may not include copyright information under the "Electronic Stereo" box.

1951 lpm 1964 side1 h small LPM 1951 Elvis Christmas Album (Elvis Presley)1951 lpm 1964 side2 h small LPM 1951 Elvis Christmas Album (Elvis Presley)

Disc: Monaural. Black label, RCA logo is white, other label print is silver. (11/1964) Small Title. Side 1, Track 3 Here Come Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) on same line.7

Matrix numbers
Side 1: H2PP-6526-10S / Side 2: H2PP-6527-13S (machine stamped) (Hollywood pressing)8

1951 lpm side1 monaural small LPM 1951 Elvis Christmas Album (Elvis Presley)1951 lpm side2 monaural small LPM 1951 Elvis Christmas Album (Elvis Presley)

Disc: Monaural. Black label, RCA logo is white, other label print is silver. (11/1964) Large Title. Side 1, Track 3 Here Come Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) on two lines.

Matrix numbers
Side 1: H2PP-6526-11S A2 / Side 2: H2PP-6527-26S A2 (Rockaway pressing)
Side 1: H2PP-6526-18S / Side 2: H2PP-6527-23S (Rockaway pressing)
Side 1: H2PP-6526-21S B3 / Side 2: H2PP-6527-24S C1 (Indianapolis pressing)
Side 1: H2PP-6526-21S B3 / Side 2: H2PP-6527-24S D1 (Indianapolis pressing)

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

Originally released as LOC-1035 Elvis' Christmas Album in 1957 and re-released in electronically reprocessed stereo as LSP-1951 (e) Elvis' Christmas Album in 1964.

  1. Flynn, Keith. "Matrix Numbers." Keith Flynn's Elvis Presley Pages. 11 April 2012.
  2. eBay reference 370889944975 (November 2, 2013)
  3. Images from the collection of Shawn O'Grady
  4. Matrix numbers from the collection of Shawn O'Grady
  5. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.
  6. eBay reference 190697881713 (July 8, 2012)
  7. Images from the collection of Christian (of France)
  8. Matrix numbers from the collection of Christian (of France)