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The Beatles Christmas Records

Merry Crimble and Happy Goo Year!... For seven years, from 1963 to 1969, the Beatles recorded Christmas records that were issued exclusively to members of their official fan clubs in the UK and the U.S. The recordings contain Christmas messages for their fans, music, carols, skits, comedic banter, silliness, and "thank yous" to the loyal "Beatle People".

The original recordings were pressed onto a 7" flexi disc (or on flaps of cardboard for the U.S.) and mailed out to members of the Fan Club. After the band broke up, Apple released the compilation of all seven records in 1970 in album form as The Beatles' Christmas Album (U.S.) aka From Then to You (UK).

In the media player below you can play all seven Christmas records, plus outtakes from the 1964 record, and a long version of "Christmas Time (Is Here Again)".

Beatles' Christmas Album aka From Then to You

Official titles of the original 7" flexi discs:
1963: The Beatles Christmas Record
1964: Another Beatles Christmas Record
1965: The Beatles' Third Christmas Record
1966: The Beatles' Fourth Christmas Record – Pantomime: Everywhere It's Christmas
1967: Christmas Time is Here Again!
1968: The Beatles' 1968 Christmas Record
1969: The Beatles' Seventh Christmas Record

I want to give a special thanks to Ben Barden who spent considerable time, via Twitter, helping me sort out the code to get the media player working. Ben is a Web developer, blogger, and composer. You can find him at BenBarden.com.
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Beatles Christmas Greeting

Also check out the Beatles Christmas Greeting featuring "Christmas Time (Is Here Again)" by the Beatles in 1967 with some superimposed spoken-word seasonal greetings, taped in 1966, followed by a John Lennon pastiche.

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