Santa Claus is Back in Town was deemed too sexual as a song and especially as a Christmas song. so the fanlore and the marketing has said…
What was interested to learn when I got the Complete Masters was the order of the songs.
To learn Elvis’ process of emotionally working through songs
He recorded all the straight forward christmas songs, then he recorded this song
the teenaged boy plea to get laid, repressive, stop don’t stop, touch me there, don’t touch me making out and aching longing
then he poured all the repression into the explosive Santa Claus coming down your chimney
Updated: Myth Busted: Elvis was never banned in Canada
|‘Secrets and Lies: Getting to the Truth about Elvis’ Christmas Album’: Probably more than any other album of his career, Elvis’ Christmas Album is generally regarded as having created the most controversy.
Some would argue that the first album in 1956 did this, but actually there was relatively little backlash against it or Elvis in the press prior to the second Milton Berle appearance. Elvis’ Christmas Album, however, has stories of it being banned by radio stations, firings of DJs, and an irate Irving Berlin all attached to it.
These events make for great stories, have been often repeated, and only add to the legend of the boy from Tupelo taking on the establishment and coming out with #1 album.
But are they really true?
Go here to this fascinating EIN spotlight where author Shane Brown investigates and checks the facts and the fantasy