Daily Archives: December 25, 2009

The Beatles Christmas Records

Each year, between 1963 and 1969, the Beatles recorded special Christmas messages for their fan club.

The Beatles Christmas Records – Covers and more information

(via snuh)

December 6, 1963 (Lyntone LYN 492)

Description: Amongst christmas greetings and other things other things a comical rendition of “Good King Wenceslas” and towards the end the chorus from “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

December 18, 1964 (Lyntone LYN 757)

Description: Includes the classic “Jingle Bells,” individual greetings and the ending jingle “Can You Wash Your Father’s Shirts?”

December 17, 1965 (Lyntone LYN 948)

Description: Contains “Yesterday,” “Happy Christmas to Ya List’nas,” “Auld Land Syne,” the Four Top’s “It’s the Same Old Song” and “Christmas Comes But Once a Year.”December 17, 1965 (Lyntone LYN 948)

Description: Contains “Yesterday,” “Happy Christmas to Ya List’nas,” “Auld Land Syne,” the Four Top’s “It’s the Same Old Song” and “Christmas Comes But Once a Year.”

December 16, 1966 (Lyntone LYN 1145)

Description: A Monty Python-like record (or to be more accurate, the Goon Shows) , with amongst other things “Everywhere It’s Christmas,” “Orowanya,” “Please Don’t Bring Your Banjo Back” and the dramatic mini-play “Podgy the Bear and Jasper Visit Felpin Mansions.”

December 15, 1967 (Lyntone LYN 1360)

Description: includes the rocking “Christmas Time is Here Again,” (later released in conjunction with the Anthology-project) “Plenty of Jam Jars” (performed by fictional band the “Revellers”), and finally John’s poem “When Christmas Time is Over.”

December 20, 1968 (Lyntone LYN 1743/4)

Description: a collage of sounds and Fab greetings, including “Happy Christmas, Happy New Year,” Johns poem “Jock & Yono” and “Once Upon a Pool Table.” Guest-appearing artist Tiny Tim destroys “Nowhere Man”.

December 19, 1969 (Lyntone LYN 1970/1)

Description: A visit to John and Yoko in their home, Ringo plugs his movie “The Magic Christian” and Paul sings “This is to Wish You a Merry, Merry Christmas.” George is featured only briefly.

Merry Christmas, y’all! 
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The Pogues & Kirsty McColl – Fairytale Of New York

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Low – Just Like Christmas

UK paper The Guardian has linked this song in their article about how un-cool christmas songs are but they praise this song. If you want to read the piece click on the link:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2009/nov/10/christmas-songs-cool

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