There’s a 50/50 chance that upon reading the title of this post a corner of your upper lip curled and you immediately set about performing your best Elvis impersonation. We all do it, just admit it and move on. It’s such a novelty of a song because it stands in such stark contrast to most of our favorite Christmas music. After all, Christmas is the “holly jolly” holiday where everything is merry and bright and along comes this crooner lamenting the absence of a girl at Christmastime. How does that jibe with "Merry Christmas!" as it’s delivered with an exclamation and/or ear-to-ear smile just to ensure every ounce of fruit-caked fueled merriment translates to the recipient of said greeting? To some people that is the "spirit" of Christmas: to be jolly at all times.
But, sometimes, if we're being honest, it's just hard to manufacture that level of joy, even during Christmas. But the truth is this: you don’t have to.