The Best Holiday Songs From The Beatles
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The Beatles were never known for writing the spirit of the yuletide season, but when they did, they did is so remarkably. Being that fab four were not many fans of writing about Christmas in their long catalog of songs, the list also includes several Christmas songs created individually by the respective artists after their breakup. You may check this out below.
The Beatles – “Christmas Time (Is Here Again)” (1967)
Short jam sessions featuring The Beatles playing Christmas tunes are what you only get on The Beatles’ Christmas CDs. “Christmas Time (Is Here Again)” is the most well-known track to come out of the sessions. The song is endearing despite its simplicity, repetition, length, and overall monotony. Despite being included on the “Free as a Bird” CD, The Beatles’ “Christmas Time (Is Here Again)” never became a holiday standard.
John Lennon – “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” (1971)
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the fact that many Christmas songs merely aim to feel warm and nostalgic. However, Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band used the holiday to reflect on their accomplishments from the previous year and share them with their audience.
Ringo Starr – “I Wanna Be Santa Claus” (1999)
Ringo was the only ex-Beatle to record a full-length solo Christmas album, but the other members of The Beatles did make Christmas tunes. In contrast to Christmas albums that feature just cover versions of songs, it’s great that Ringo wrote a few originals for “I Wanna Be Santa Claus,” which also features Timothy B. Schmit on backing vocals.
Paul McCartney – “Wonderful Christmastime” (1979)
“Wonderful Christmastime” by Paul McCartney is rigid like a lot of his mediocre pieces. On the other hand, if you’re in the appropriate frame of mind, the music truly shines. While many Christmas carols are driven by intense feelings, this one is all about the peaceful pleasures of the season. The synthesizer is used effectively throughout the song to create a festive holiday atmosphere.