Posts tagged ‘Christmas’

December 20, 2011

The Beatles’ 1968 Christmas Record

Keeping with tradition, The Beatles released The Beatles’ 1968 Christmas Record, an exclusive fan club-only flexi disc that included snippets of songs, skits and holiday greetings recorded during Christmastime. The 1968 edition was released on December 20th and featured Paul McCartney’s song “Happy Christmas, Happy New Year,” several poems by John Lennon, a version of “Nowhere Man” sung by Tiny Tim and a sped-up version of “Helter Skelter”.

December 13, 2011

I Wanna Be Santa Claus

Ringo Starr released¬†I Wanna Be Santa Claus¬†in 1999, becoming the first former Beatle to put out a holiday-themed album. Half of the 12 tracks on the record are original songs, including the title track. The album also contains a remake of The Beatles’ song “Christmas Time (Is Here Again)”.

December 28, 2010

Christmas Time is Here Again

The Beatles released a special Christmas disc to members of The Beatles Fan Club every year from 1963 to 1969, which featured short skits, Christmas carols, songs and jokes. One memorable song was “Christmas Time (Is Here Again)” from the 1967 disc, which was also used as the b-side to The Beatles’ new single “Free As a Bird”, released from the Anthology series in 1995. Additionally, all seven recordings were released as part of a compilation in 1970, again to Fan Club members only.