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I'll Be Home for Christmas

Rating:
4.5 / 5

Words & Music: Kim Gannon Walter Kent Buck Ram

I'll be home for Christmas,
You can plan on me.
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents for the tree.

Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love light leads.
I'll be home for Christmas, oh yes
If only in my dreams.

Recordingdate: 1957/09/07, first released on: Elvis' Christmas Album (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of I'll Be Home for Christmas:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(piano)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)

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Deano1 wrote on October 27, 2010
Elvis' version of this Christmas ballad is full of feeling and is an absolute masterpiece. 5 stars!
Puer Aeternus wrote on November 28, 2012
This song takes me back to Christmases past. The kind spent overseas when the holiday meant a tree in the hall and a bunch of homesick soldiers relying on a shaky internet connection to reach their family. Elvis' is my favorite version. He infuses something special into the song. The sincerity in his voice is brimming. This is one of the standout tracks for me from Elvis' Christmas Album. I can listen to it anytime.
sugartummy wrote on March 23, 2013
Elvis sings it as if it's a sacred song. Astonishingly beautiful.
Gorse wrote on July 25, 2013
This also takes me back to Christmas past when everything seemed much more sincere, or is it just misplaced nostalgia on my part. Up there with Bing in my book in giving that warm glowing feeling of Christmas.- a very nice track indeed.
DerekH wrote on December 08, 2013
There's a great version of this fab recording on the Elvis Christmas Remixes. original 4 tars Remix 4.5
Cruiser621 wrote on November 30, 2014
One of my all-time favorites from this classic album. I never tire of it. It's a shame more actual Christmas songs could have been recorded for inclusion on the 2nd side of the album rather than the EP "Peace In The Valley" and it's 4 tracks. A timeless classic regardless.
ElvisSacramento wrote on June 22, 2015
This is such a beautiful and iconic Christmas song and Elvis' rendition of it is a masterpiece. This is by far one of the most recorded Christmas songs of all time. I'm so very confident that this Christmas song will always be hugely popular. 5 Stars.
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