A BEATLES' HARD-DIE'S SITE

The Complete Beatles' Christmas Related Records & Songs Collector's Bible

1 - THE BEATLES
Beginning in 1963, the Beatles recorded a special six or seven minutes Christmas Record and distributed it by mail to members of their fan club as Christmas Greetings. It was manufactured as a seven-inch flex-disk and have never been legitimately released.

THE BEATLES CHRISTMAS RECORD
LYNTONE LYN 492
Date Released To Fan Club Members: 6th December, 1963
Produced by George Martin
SIDE A: The Beatles Christmas Record (5'00")
(By John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Richard Starkey and Tony Barrow)
Recorded : 20th October, 1963 at Abbey Road

ANOTHER BEATLES CHRISTMAS RECORD
LYNTONE LYN 757
Date Released To Fan Club Members: 18th December, 1964
Produced by George Martin
SIDE A: Another Beatles Christmas Record (4'05")
(By John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Richard Starkey)
Recorded: 26th, 27th, 28th October, 1964 at Abbey Road

THE BEATLES THIRD CHRISTMAS RECORD
LYNTONE LYN 948
Date Released To Fan Club Members: 17th December, 1965
Produced by George Martin
SIDE A: The Beatles Third Christmas Record (6'26")
(By John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Richard Starkey)
Recorded: 19th October, 1965 at Abbey Road

THE BEATLES FOURTH CHRISTMAS RECORD - PANTOMIME: EVERYWHERE IT'S CHRISTMASThe
LYNTONE LYN 1145
Date Released To Fan Club Members: 16th December, 1966
Produced by George Martin
SIDE A: Beatles Fourth Christmas Record - Pantomime: Everywhere It's Christmas (6'40")
(By John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Richard Starkey)
Recorded: 25th November, 1966 at Abbey Road

CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE AGAIN!
LYNTONE LYN 1360
Date Released To Fan Club Members: 15th December, 1967
Produced by George Martin
SIDE A: Christmas Time Is Here Again! (6'10")
(By John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Richard Starkey)
Recorded: 28th November, 1967 at Abbey Road

THE BEATLES 1968 CHRISTMAS RECORD
LYNTONE LYN 1743-4
Date Released To Fan Club Members: 20th December, 1968
Produced by The Beatles
SIDE A: The Beatles 1968 Christmas Record - Part 1 (3'36")
(By John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Richard Starkey)
Recorded: Separately at Fall, 1968
SIDE B: The Beatles 1968 Christmas Record - Part 2 (4'19")
(By John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Richard Starkey)
Recorded: Separately at Fall, 1968

THE BEATLES SEVENTH CHRISTMAS RECORD
LYNTONE LYN 1970-1
Date Released To Fan Club Members : 19th December, 1969
Produced by The Beatles
SIDE A: The Beatles Seventh Christmas Record - Part 1 (3'34")
(By John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Richard Starkey)
Recorded: Separately at Fall, 1969
SIDE B: The Beatles Seventh Christmas Record - Part 2 (4'08")
(By John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Richard Starkey)
Recorded: Separately at Fall, 1969

All the sleeves of these seven records and the frre download link can be found here

FROM ME TO YOU (US issued as "The Beatles' Christmas Album")
APPLE LYN 2154

(Above: UK issue - "From Then To You"; Below: US issue - "The Beatles' Christmas Album")

Date Released To Fan Club Members : 18th December, 1970
SIDE A:
THE BEATLES CHRISTMAS RECORD (5'00")
Recorded: 20th October, 1963
Produced by : George Martin
ANOTHER BEATLES CHRISTMAS RECORD (4'05")
Recorded: 26th, 27th, 28th October, 1964
Produced by: George Martin
THE BEATLES THIRD CHRISTMAS RECORD (6'26")
Recorded: 19th October, 1965
Produced by: George Martin
THE BEATLES FOURTH CHRISTMAS RECORD -
PANTOMIME: EVERYWHERE IT'S CHRISTMAS (5'00")
Recorded: 25th November, 1966
Produced by: George Martin
SIDE B:
CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE AGAIN! (6'10")
Recorded: 28th November, 1967
Produced by: George Martin
THE BEATLES 1968 CHRISTMAS RECORD (7'55")
Recorded: Separately at Fall, 1968
Produced by: The Beatles
THE BEATLES SEVENTH CHRISTMAS RECORD (7'42")
Recorded: Separately at Fall, 1969
Produced by: The Beatles

2 - PAUL McCARTNEY
In 1979, Sir Paul had released his own Christmas Single to his fans as Christmas Greetings.


WONDERFUL CHRISTMASTIME / RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REGGAE
PARLOPHONE R 6029
Date Released: 16th November, 1979
Produced by Paul McCartney
SIDE A: Wonderful Christmastime (3'44")
(By Paul McCartney)
Instrumentation: Paul McCartney: Bass guitar, guitar, keyboard, backing vocal, lead vocal, Linda McCartney: Keyboard, backing vocal
SIDE B: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reggae (1'43")
(By Johnny D. Marks)
Instrumentation: Paul McCartney: Bass guitar, guitar, keyboard, backing vocal, lead vocal, Jack Falon: Violin

3 - RINGO STARR
In 1999, right before the new millennium, Ringo had released his own Christmas Album to his fans as Christmas Greetings.
I WANNA BE SANTA CLAUS
MERCURY546-668-2
Date Released: 19th October, 1999 (US)
Produced By Mark Hudson And Ringo Starr
COME ON CHRISTMAS, CHRISTMAS COME ON (3'35")
(By Richard Starkey, Mark Hudson and Dean Grakal)
Instrumentation:
Ringo Starr: Drums, percussion, lead vocal
Mark Hudson: Bass guitar, electric guitar, percussion, horn arrangement, backing vocal
Scott Gordon: Harmonica, percussion
Pat Zicari: Saxophone
Gary Burr, Sarah Hudson, Brett Hudson, Steffan Fantini, Marc Fantini, Kiley Oliver, Tess Whiteheart, Dick Monda and The Xmas Files Singers: Backing vocals
WINTER WONDERLAND (2'55")
(By Richard B. Smith and Felix Bernard)
Instrumentation:
Ringo Starr: Drums, percussion, lead vocal
Mark Hudson: Bass guitar, electric guitar, backing vocal
Steve Dudas and Bill Hudson: Electric guitars
Jim Cox: Wurlitzer, piano
Gary Burr: Backing vocal
I WANNA BE SANTA CLAUS (3'46")
(By Richard Starkey, Mark Hudson and Dick Monda)
Instrumentation:
Ringo Starr: Drums, percussion, lead vocal
Mark Hudson: Bass guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboard, percussion, backing vocal
Steve Dudas: Electric guitar
Jim Cox: Keyboard, string arrangement
Scott Gordon: Percussion
Dan Higgins: Recorder
Timothy B. Schmit and Christina Rasch: Backing vocal
Natasha and Tanya: Little elves
THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY (3'21")
(By Harry Simeone, Henry V. Onorati and Katherine K. Davis)
Instrumentation:
Ringo Starr: Drums, percussion, lead vocal
Mark Hudson: Bass guitar, electric guitar, percussion, backing vocal
Steffan Fantini and Marc Fantini: Electric guitars and backing vocal
Steve Dudas and Ben Labi: Electric guitars
Jim Cox: Wurlitzer, B3 organ
Scott Gordon: Percussion
Bob Murphy, Ian Halliday, Roger Houth, Willie Cochrane: Bagpipes
Jim's Bag and Mark's Pipe: Bagpipe arrangements
Timothy B. Schmit: Backing vocal
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER (2'24")
(By Johnny D. Marks)
Instrumentation:
Ringo Starr: Drums, percussion, lead vocal
Mark Hudson: Bass guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, percussion, backing vocal
Steve Dudas: Acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Jim Cox: Keyboard, horn arrangement
Scott Gordon and Christina Rasch: Percussion
Dan Higgins: Saxophone
CHRISTMAS EVE (4'26")
(By Richard Starkey and Mark Hudson)
Instrumentation:
Ringo Starr: Drums, percussion, lead vocal
Armand Sabal-Lecco: Bass guitar
Mark Hudson: Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, backing vocal
Jim Cox: Piano, string arrangement
Gary Burr: Backing vocal
THE CHRISTMAS DANCE (4'13")
(By Richard Starkey, Mark Hudson, Jim Cox and Steve Dudas)
Instrumentation:
Ringo Starr: Drums, percussion, lead vocal
Jim Cox: Bass guitar, string arrangement, horn arrangement
Mark Hudson: Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, backing vocal
Steve Dudas: Acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Dan Higgins: Saxophone
Gary Burr: Backing vocal
CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE AGAIN (4'06")
(By John Lennon, Paul McCartney George Harrison and Richard Starkey)
Instrumentation:
Ringo Starr: Drums, percussion, bellows, lead vocal
Mark Hudson: Bass guitar, acoustic guitar, percussion, backing vocal
Steve Dudas: Acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Jim Cox: Acoustic guitar, accordion, keyboard
Matt Hurwitz: Acoustic guitar
Bob Murphy, Ian Halliday, Roger Houth and Willie Cochrane: Bagpipes
Mark's Bag and Jim's Pipe: Bagpipe arrangements
Joe Perry: Guitar solo
John Titta, Gary Burr, Sarah Hudson, Brett Hudson, Bill Hudson, Steffan Fantini, Marc Fantini, Kiley Oliver, Tess Whiteheart, Dick Monda and The Large Elf Choir: Backing vocal
BLUE CHRISTMAS (2'58")
(By Jay W. Johnson and Billy Hayes)
Instrumentation:
Ringo Starr: Drums, percussion, lead vocal
Mark Hudson: Bass guitar, backing vocal
Steve Dudas: Electric guitar
Jaydee Maness: Pedal steel guitar
Gary Burr: Backing vocal
DEAR SANTA (5'15")
(By Richard Starkey, Mark Hudson and Steve Dudas)
Instrumentation:
Ringo Starr: Drums, percussion, lead vocal
Mark Hudson: Bass guitar, percussion, backing vocal
Jim Cox: Keyboard, string arrangement, horn arrangement
Scott Gordon: Percussion
Dan Higgins: Saxophone
Gary Burr: Backing vocal
WHITE CHRISTMAS (3'14")
(By White Christmas)
Instrumentation:
Ringo Starr: Drums, percussion, lead vocal
Mark Hudson: Percussion, backing vocal
Armand Sabal-Lecco: Bass guitar
Steve Dudas: Electric guitar
Jaydee Maness: Pedal steel guitar
Jim Cox: B3 organ, synthesizer
Timothy B. Schmit, Bill Hudson and Christina Rasch: Backing vocal
PAX UM BISCUM (PEACE BE WITH YOU) (4'46")
(By Richard Starkey, Mark Hudson and Scott Gordon)
Instrumentation:
Ringo Starr: Drums, mellotron, synthesizer, percussion, lead vocal
Joe Perry: Electric guitar
Mark Hudson: Mellotron, synthesizer, percussion, recorder, backing vocal
Scott Gordon: Keyboard, synthesizer
Jim Cox: Percussion, string arrangement
Steve Dudas: Percussion
Kalijut Bhamra: Tabla
Marc Fantini, Steffan Fantini and Teisha Helgerson: Backing vocal


CHRISTMAS RELATED SONGS:

The Beatles
Christmas Time (Is Here Again)

(Taken From "Free As A Bird" Single)
(Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starkey)

Christmas time is here again
Christmas time is here again
Christmas time is here again
Christmas time is here again

Ain't been round since you know when
Christmas time is here again
O-U-T spells "out"

Christmas time is here again
Christmas time is here again
Christmas time is here again
Christmas time is here again

Ain't been round since you know when
Christmas time is here again
O-U-T spells "out"

Christmas time is here again
Christmas time is here again
Christmas time is here again
Christmas time is here again

Ain't been round since you know when
Christmas time
[music continues and fades to background]

SPOKEN

This is Paul McCartney here.
I'd just like to wish you
everything you wish yourself for Christmas.

This is John Lennon.
Saying on behalf of the Beatles,
have a very Happy Christmas and a good New Year.

George Harrison speaking.
I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you
a very Merry Christmas, listeners everywhere.

This is Ringo Starr.
And I'd just like to say Merry Christmas
and a really Happy New Year to all listeners


- John Lennon
Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
(Lennon/Ono)

(Happy Xmas Kyoko
Happy Xmas Julian)

So this is Xmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so this is Xmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

A very Merry Xmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Xmas
For weak and for strong
For rich and the poor ones
The world is so wrong
And so happy Xmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let's stop all the fight

A very Merry Xmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Xmas
And what have we done
Another year over
A new one just begun
And so happy Xmas
We hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

A very Merry Xmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear
War is over, if you want it
War is over now

Happy Xmas


- George Harrison
Ding Dong, Ding Dong
(Harrison)

Ding dong, ding dong
Ding dong, ding dong
Ding dong, ding dong
Ding dong, ding dong

Ring out the old, ring in the new
Ring out the old, ring in the new
Ring out the false, ring in the true
Ring out the old, ring in the new

Ring out the old, ring in the new
Ring out the old, ring in the new
Ring out the false, ring in the true
Ring out the old, ring in the new

Ding dong, ding dong
Ding dong, ding dong
Ding dong, ding dong
Ding dong, ding dong

Yesterday, today was tomorrow
And tomorrow, today will be yesterday, oh

So ring out the old, ring in the new
Ring out the old, ring in the new
Ring out the false, ring in the true
Ring out the old, ring in the new

(Oh, one more)

Ring out the old, ring in the new
Ring out the old, ring in the new
Ring out the false, ring in the true
Ring out the old, ring in the new

(And again)

Ring out the old, ring in the new
Ring out the old, ring in the new
Ring out the false, ring in the true
And ring out the old, ring in the new

(Off we go, let me hear you out there)

Ding dong, ding dong
Ding dong, ding dong

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