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The Beatles - The Christmas Records Collection




Every December from 1963 to 1969, The Beatles sent out a free 7" flexi disc to each British member of their fan club. Before 1968, US fan club members had to make do with a postcard, but in 1968 and 1969 they too received short records.
The records ranged in length from four to eight minutes of audio and included personal messages from the boys, poetry, skits and gags and short bits of music. Together they clock in at a 43:42
The Beatles’ Christmas Records are one of the few things in the Fab catalog that have remained completely unreleased.
These seven greetings are:

1963. The Fabs seem as surprised by their exploding popularity as everyone else. Dig Ringo’s impromptu version of "Good King Wenceslas."

1964. At the height of Beatlemania, John promises his forthcoming book of poems and drawings "will be the usual rubbish but it won’t cost much."

1965. In the year of the Butcher cover, the Fabs also do a hilarious hatchet job on "Yesterday."

1966. "Meanwhile, high in the Swiss Alps, two elderly scotchmen munch on a rare cheese," says Ringo and it only gets weirder from there. Looks like someone’s been dropping some acid. Beginning from the cover-style...

1967. This one contains "Christmas Time is Here Again," which was released in edited form on the CD single of "Free as a Bird" with the Beatles Anthology project in 1996.

1968. A yuletide White Album, with an acoustic Xmas ditty from Paul, sound collage from John and snippets of "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da," "Helter Skelter" and even a cameo from Tiny Tim.

1969. The end is near. At this point they can’t even keep Yoko off the Christmas record.

All this and many more can be found here:

The Beatles - The Christmas Collection
CD1
1. 1963 The Beatles Christmas Record 2. 1964 Another Beatles Christmas Record
3. 1965 The Beatles Third Christmas Record
4. 1966 Pantomime - Everywhere It's Christm
5. 1967 Christmas Time (Is Here Again)
6. 1968 Christmas 1968 (Happy Christmas)
7. 1969 Happy Christmas
8. Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
9. Ding Dong, Ding Dong
10. Wonderful Christmas Time
11. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reggae
12. Christmas Time (Is Here Again)
CD2
1. A Saturday Club Xmas - Crimble Medley
2. Hello Dolly
3. Speeches Take One
4. Paul's Speech
5. White Christmas
6. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
7. Merry Crimble - Happy Rudolph
8. Ringo Christmas Greeting
9. Christmas Time (Is Here Again)
10. Jingle Bell
11. Jock And Yono
12. Onceuponapooltable
13. Ringo's Christmas Plea For The Blind
14. John & Yoko's Message From Ascot
15. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
16. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
17. Ding Dong, Ding Dong
18. Wonderful Christmastime
19. Happy New Year from John
20. John, All You Need Is Adrian Love
21. Another Ringo Christmas Message
22. Paul's Christmas greeting
23. Christmas Time (Is Here Again)
24. George's Christmas message
25. A Nelson Wilbury Christmas message
26. Another Paul Christmas Greeting
27. Paul's Jingle Bells

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The Complete Christmas Collection 1963-1969
1. Christmas Time Is Here Again
2. The Beatles Christmas Record - 1963
3. The Beatles Christmas Record - 1964
4. The Beatles Christmas Record - 1965
5. The Beatles Christmas Record - 1966
6. The Beatles Christmas Record - 1967
7. The Beatles Christmas Record - 1968
8. The Beatles Christmas Record - 1969
9. Christmas Message Outtake - 1964

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