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Blue Christmas

Ernest Tubb (1948)
Written by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson
Decca-46186 Blue Christmas (45RPM)


"Blue Christmas" is a Christmas song written by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson. The heart-broken tale of unrequited love during the holidays had long been considered a Christmas staple of country music, having been recorded by Ernest Tubb in 1948. In 1957, Elvis Presley effectively made "Blue Christmas" a steadfast rock-and-roll holiday classic by recording it in his signature style. The song has since been recorded by a host of rock and country artists alike, as well as those of other genres. The song was also featured in the children's Christmas special, The Year Without a Santa Claus.




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Blue Christmas
©Ernest Tubb (1948)

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