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    1963
The Beatles Christmas Record

Released December 6, 1963
Recorded October 17, 1963
EMI Abbey Road Studio 2
Engineer: Norman Smith

Recorded after a session for I Want To Hold Your Hand and This Boy.

About 30,000 total copies were manufactured.

This recording was sent to US Fan Club members in 1964.

 

 

 

 

 

    1964
Another Beatles Christmas Record

Released December 18, 1964
Recorded October 26, 1964
EMI Abbey Road Studio 2
Engineer: Norman Smith

The only Beatles Fan Club Christmas record that played at 45 RPM instead of 33 1/3 RPM.

Recorded on the same day that they recorded Honey Don't for Beatles For Sale.

US Fan Club members received the 1963 Christmas message this year.

 

 

 

   

1965
The Beatles Third Christmas Record

Released December 17, 1965
Recorded November 8, 1965
EMI Abbey Road Studio 2
Engineer: Norman Smith

Recorded during the Rubber Soul sessions, on the same day they recorded Think For Yourself. Cover photo taken on November 1 during the taping of Granada-TV's 'The Music of Lennon and McCartney'.

 

 

 

   

1966
Pantomime (Everywhere It's Christmas)

Released December 16, 1966
Recorded November 25, 1966

Recorded in the basement studio of Dick James Music in London

Mixed at Abbey Road, December 2, 1966. Produced by George Martin.

Cover designed by Paul.

 

 

   

1967
Christmas Time (Is Here Again)

Released December 15, 1967
Recorded November 28, 1967
EMI Abbey Road Studio 2
Produced by George Martin
Special guest: Victor Spinetti

The script was written earlier in the day by the band. Last Christmas record the Beatles recorded together as a group. Cover designed on November 29 by John and Ringo.

The song Christmas Time (Is Here Again) was later released on the Real Love single in 1995.

 

 

 

 

 

   

1968
Happy Christmas

Released December 20, 1968
Recorded in November, 1968 at John's home in London, Paul's home in London, in the back of Ringo's van in Surrey, with George in America and at George's house in Esher during rehearsals for the White Album.

Special guest: Tiny Tim.

Created by Radio 1 disc jockey Kenny Everett who edited together separately-recorded messages from John, Paul, George and Ringo, and inter-cut random fragments from the White Album.

 

 

 

 

*~Merry Christmas~*

 


1969
Happy Christmas 1969

Released December 19, 1969

Recorded in fall of 1969 at John and Yoko's home in Ascot, Ringo's home in Weybridge, Paul's home in London, and the London offices of Apple.

Edited by Maurice Cole (Kenny Everett's original name)
Cover designed by Ringo

 

 

 
beately christmas     Because the Beatles officially broke up in 1970, no Christmas message was prepared for that holiday season.

In early 1971, fan club members were sent an album on the Apple label containing all seven of the Christmas messages.

Pictured is the American version of the LP. The British LP entitled From Then To You included a reproduction of the cover of the 1963 Christmas record.

Along with Let It Be and Introducing The Beatles, this is one of the notoriously most heavily counterfeited of Beatles albums. Counterfeits can be identified by blurry cover photos and an indentation ring much larger than 1 1/2".

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beatles Xmas memorabilia


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