Blue Christmas - Francine Honey

Blue Christmas, a song of missing loved ones during the holidays. 

From the album: Take Me To The North Pole
Album Release: Nov. 12, 2019

This is an amazing Christmas song written by Billy Hayes and Jay Johnson but very famously recorded and performed by the KING of rock and roll, Elvis Presley. This has been one of my favourite Christmas songs for most of my life, and my kids were so sick of hearing it growing up that they hid my Elvis CD from me on numerous occasions! But, I always found it and played it for them anyways! Here’s me and the boys’ rendition of it!

Song Lyrics

Blue Christmas
Billy Hayes and Jay Johnson

I’ll have a blue Christmas without you
I’ll be so blue just thinking about you
Decorations of red on our green Christmas tree
Won’t be the same dear, if you’re not here with me


And when those blue snowflakes start fallin’
That’s when those blue memories start callin’
You’ll be doin’ all right, with your Christmas of white
But I’ll have a blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas

You’ll be doin’ all right, with your Christmas of white
But I’ll have a blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas

Listen to Official Audio

  1. Blue Christmas Francine Honey 3:02

Behind The Scenes Video

The Boys Singing The background vocals!

Behind the scenes photos

What appears while recording the background vocals on Blue Christmas?

15 thoughts on “Blue Christmas”

  1. Might be too early ..answer could be some butterflies or Nashville flies flew in during session. Nice to see Verlon Thompson.. And neighbour ..there also . Love all of it. ❣❤️

  2. I am presuming it is the ” snowflakes ” that appear on back ground vocals. I
    like the laid back and slight bluesy feel to this rendition. I never did like the Elvis version.
    Good job on this one.

  3. What appears while recording the background vocals on Blue Christmas?”

    SANTA appears!!!
    My Aunt Elaine was a dyed-in-the-wool Elvis fan, too, Francine, & had his music playing for her funeral in a catholic church! As well, my cousins Shirley & Sandy, had their bedrooms (in the 50s) plastered with black & white Elvis posters . . . love what you & the boys do with “Blue Christmas”

    1. Ah thanks Nancy! I know exactly what you mean with the Elvis! What until you hear it at the show next week! It is off the charts!

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Composer: Billy Hayes and Jay Johnston
Francine Honey: Lead Vocals
Will Kimbrough: Electric Guitar
Verlon Thompson: Acoustic Guitar
Juan Solonzo: Electric Guitar
Dan Mitchell: Keys
Dean Marold: Bass
Neilson Hubbard: Drums, Percussion, Background Vocals
© ℗ 2019 Francine Honey (SOCAN) Published by SongsByFrancine


Recorded and filmed at Skinny Elephant Recording, Nashville, TN
Recording Engineer: Dylan Alldredge 
Mixed by Dylan Alldredge and Neilson Hubbard
Produced by Neilson Hubbard
Mastered by Jim DeMain at YES Master
Cover Photo by Jeff Fasano, Sign by Rick Latam
Photos: Joshua Britt
Artwork by Gabriel Altrows, IndiePool

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