LSP-1951 (e) Elvis' Christmas Album 

Modified: October 31, 2013

         Release: RCA Victor LSP-1951 (e) Elvis' Christmas Album (LP)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 10/19/1964

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 at upper right, number at upper left, RE lower left, and Stereo in upper right, with or without the red Stereo reprocessed sticker over top, which was later introduced in 1968.

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Cover Back: A green background with holly leave boarder. Features His Hand in Mine LP with three EPs. Number at upper right. With or without the RCA copyright under the "ELECTRONIC STEREO NOW AVAILABLE" box at the lower right corner, as earlier covers do not contain this statement.

1951 lsp 1964 stereo wt side1 small LSP 1951 (e) Elvis Christmas Album (Elvis Presley)1951 lsp 1964 stereo wt side2 small LSP 1951 (e) Elvis Christmas Album (Elvis Presley)

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

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
RPRS-6163--1S A1 / Side 2: RPRS-6164-1S B1 (Rockaway pressing)
Side 1: RPRS-6163--1S A2 / Side 2: RPRS-6164-1S C1 (Rockaway pressing)
Side 1: RPRS-6163--6S / Side 2: RPRS-6164-10S (unknown pressing)1
Side 1: RPRS-6163--9S A2 / Side 2: RPRS-6164-13S B1 (Rockaway pressing)
Side 1: RPRS-6163- 12S A2 / Side 2: RPRS-6164- 12S C1 (Indianapolis pressing)

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

Matrix numbers
Side 1: RPRS-6163--2S / Side 2: RPRS-6164--2S (Hollywood pressing)
Side 1: RPRS-6163--2S / Side 2: RPRS-6164--11S (Hollywood pressing)1

1951 lsp 1967 stereo flat side1 small LSP 1951 (e) Elvis Christmas Album (Elvis Presley)1951 lsp 1967 stereo flat side2 small LSP 1951 (e) Elvis Christmas Album (Elvis Presley)

Disc: Stereo. Black label, RCA logo is white, other label print is silver. Flat label variation.

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
RPRS-6163-14S / Side 2: RPRS-6164-19S (Indianapolis pressing)
Side 1: RPRS-6163-14S C1 / Side 2: RPRS-6164-22S A1 (Indianapolis pressing)
Side 1: RPRS-6163-17S A2 / Side 2: RPRS-6164-22S (Indianapolis pressing)
Side 1: RPRS-6163-17S B4 / Side 2: RPRS-6164-24S A3 (Indianapolis pressing)

The Indianapolis pressing example with RPRS-6163-17S B4 / RPRS-6164-24S A3 matrix numbers was taken from a sealed copy. After being sealed for 44 years, it was just opened on December 8, 2012 to determine if it was an orange label or not. The cover has the red stereo sticker applied to the cover, the shrink-wrap was different from others that I have seen, where the seam of the wrap is down the middle of the cover back. There is even a notchout at the top indicating that the record was deleted. Even with all these signs, the label is the flat label variation, black label.

A flat black label copy of Elvis' Christmas Album in shrink sold on November 18, 2012 for $146.50 plus shipping on eBay.3

1951 lsp 1968 orange rigid v1 side1 small LSP 1951 (e) Elvis Christmas Album (Elvis Presley)1951 lsp 1968 orange rigid v1 side2 small LSP 1951 (e) Elvis Christmas Album (Elvis Presley)

Disc: Orange label. Rigid vinyl. (11/28/1968)

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
RPRS-6163-6S A2C LSP-1951E-1 / Side 2: RPRS-6164-26S A2A (Rockaway pressing)
Side 1: RPRS-6163-6S A2C LSP-1951E-1 / Side 2: RPRS-6164-26S A2C (Rockaway pressing)

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On page 84 of the December 14, 1968 issue of Billboard Magazine reported that both the monaural and the stereo release of Elvis' Christmas Album charted. This could be either as a result of sales of existing stock or a misprint.

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Disc: Orange label. Non flexible vinyl. (1969-1970)

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
RPRS-6163-6S A2D LSP-1951E-1 (hand etched) / Side 2: RPRS-6164-26S (machine stamped) A1A (hand etched) (Rockaway pressing)
Side 1: RPRS-6163-13S A3 / Side 2: RPRS-6164-15S A1 (Indianapolis pressing)

An Orange label, non flexible vinyl copy with of Elvis' Christmas Album in shrink with red sticker sold on September 23, 2012 for $150.00 plus shipping on eBay.4

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 in monaural as LPM-1951 Elvis' Christmas Album.

  1. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.
  2. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.
  3. eBay reference 261126679377 (November 18, 2012)
  4. eBay reference 390430418661 (September 23, 2012)