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"Merry Christmas Baby" is an R&B Christmas standard written by Lou Baxter and Johnny Moore. It has been covered by many artists including Otis Redding, B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Melissa Etheridge, and Hanson. The original 1947 version by Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (featuring singer/pianist Charles Brown, is the definitive version of this song.
Merry Christmas Baby on the album "Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas", every one sung with appalling sincerity and humility, one could find Elvis tom-catting his way through six blazing minutes of 'Merry Christmas, Baby,' a raunchy old Charles Brown blues. ... If [Presley's] sin was his lifelessness, it was his sinfulness that brought him to life".