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Silent Night

4.2 / 5

Words & Music: Joseph Mohr Franz Gruber

Silent night, holy night.
All is calm, all is bright.
'Round yon virgin mother and child.
Holy infant so tender and mild.
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, holy night.
Shephards quake at the sight.
Glorious strains from Heaven afar
Heavenly ghosts sing alleluia.
Christ the Saviour is born,
Christ the Saviour is born.

Recordingdate: 1957/09/06, first released on: Elvis' Christmas Album (album)


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Deano1 wrote on October 27, 2010
A faithful, sincere rendition of the Christmas standard. Not a highlight on Elvis' first Christmas LP; but still a nice track.
Natha wrote on February 17, 2012
I listened to this one once. Just after buying the LP. At least it has Elvis' voice. That makes it one star.
old shep wrote on February 17, 2012
I have always liked Elvis' version of this Christmas carol. The Duet's version is good too.
Elvis Rimes wrote on February 17, 2012
Elvis is in great voice for this, it's a lovely recording. Shakin' Stevens does a great doo wop version of this song and is well worth seeking out.
Steve V wrote on February 17, 2012
I like it. Nice & simple. I think you all need a new program. I commented on songs over 2 years ago and have never seen them appear once. Your random program seems to pick the same songs over & over.
freedom101 wrote on February 18, 2012
Elvis sings this classic with great feeling and warmth. My mother told me that my grandmother's two favorite Christmas songs were "Blue Christmas" and "Silent Night" both by Elvis. She died six years before I was born.
Gorse wrote on December 13, 2012
A beautiful carol sung with great sincerity, simplicity and feeling. I find this a joy to listen to at any time of the year.
sugartummy wrote on May 02, 2013
A beautiful song. A pity he didn't record this again in 1960 and again in 1971.
ElvisSacramento wrote on June 10, 2014
This is such a beautiful and historic Christmas song and Elvis' rendition of it was magnificent, tender and sincere. Elvis' rendition of it is always such a joy to listen to. 5 Stars.
JerryNodak wrote on January 31, 2016
I love Elvis' version of this traditional Christmas carol. Simple and heartfelt with lovely piano intro.
Jim Davidson wrote on January 31, 2016
This song, the EP and LP were key ingredients in the genesis of Elvis' legendary status. The devil incarnate, as perceived by some some, was singing a sacred song.
DerekH wrote on May 19, 2020
To me this is Christmas, love playing this album, it was my first Elvis Lp back in 1962. This track is one of my favourites. 5 star.
Milky White Way wrote on April 22, 2022
Simply stunning. The best of all Christmas carols sung by Elvis.
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