RCA Victor presents Elvis’ Christmas Album. Originally released in 1957 as LOC-1035 with a flip fold cover containing a mini booklet full of Elvis pictures and discography, this album was re-issued in 1958, 1963, and 1964 in long-play, mono, and monaural respectively as LPM-1951.
The first stereo release was in 1964 as LSP-1951. This was a black label, RCA logo in white, with all other print in silver. This is a fairly common release. However, there is an undocumented variation that I have identified on eBay several times.
This version of Elvis’ Christmas Album contains the same text and label design as the 1964 release, however, the vinyl is completely flat, very much like the 1971 orange label flexible vinyl. I would place this release around 1967 as I have found several other examples of other late titles. The titles include, “His Hand in Mine”, “Spinout”, “G.I. Blues”, “Paradise Hawaiian Style”, and “Elvis’ Christmas Album”.
Mfg: RCA Records
Catalog: LSP-1951 (e)
Title: Elvis’ Christmas Album
Artist: Elvis Presley
Release: 1967 (est.)
Book Value: n/a
COVER 2: Front: RCA Victor logo at upper right, number at upper left, RE lower left, and Stereo in upper right, with or without Stereo reprossessed sticker over top.
DISC X: Stereo. Black label, RCA logo is white, other label print is silver.
INNER SLEEVE: 21-112-1 40C (3/1967)
Blue, black and white. Front: RCA’s Elvis LP catalog, most recent being Spinout (side 1, row 2, column 7). Back: RCA Elvis Stereo 8 catalog.
Jerry Osborne & Robert Alaniz, Presleyana V (Washington: Osborne Enterprises, 2002)