Countdown to Christmas …. Classic #4

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“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” is a song written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, released in 1971 as a single by John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir.

It was the seventh single release by Lennon outside of his work with The Beatles. The song reached No. 4 in the UK, where its release was delayed until 1972, and has periodically reemerged on the UK Singles Chart, most notably after Lennon’s death in 1980, at which point it peaked at No. 2.

Originally a protest song about the Vietnam War, “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” has since become a Christmas standard, frequently covered by other artists and appearing on compilation albums of seasonal music, and named in polls as a holiday favorite.

HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER)”
SINGLE BY JOHN & YOKO/PLASTIC ONO BAND
WITH THE HARLEM COMMUNITY CHOIR
B-SIDE Listen, the Snow Is Falling” (Yoko/Plastic Ono Band)
RELEASED 1 December 1971 (1971-12-01) (US)
24 November 1972 (1972-11-24) (UK)
FORMAT 7″ single
RECORDED 28 and 31 October 1971, Record Plant EastNew York City, NY, USA
GENRE RockChristmas
LENGTH 3:25
LABEL Apple
WRITER(S) John LennonYoko Ono
PRODUCER Phil Spector, John Lennon, Yoko Ono
JOHN LENNON AMERICAN SINGLES CHRONOLOGY
Imagine
(1971)
“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”
(1971)
Woman Is the Nigger of the World
(1972)
JOHN LENNON BRITISH SINGLES CHRONOLOGY
Power to the People
(1971)
“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”
(1972)
Mind Games
(1973)
ALTERNATIVE COVER

So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun

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And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

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A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear

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And so this is Christmas
For weak and for strong
For rich and the poor ones
The world is so wrong

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And so happy Christmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let’s stop all the fight

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A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Christmas
And what have we done
Another year over
And a new one just begun

And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

SoX3

A very merry Christmas
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…

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THE RAVISHING EFFECTS OF WAR ARE HARD TO WATCH. 

They are sad, horrific, inhuman, painful …. 

This is our reality .. somewhere in the world this is happening right now!

You may not want to watch this video. It brings the reality of war to the forefront. This reality was present in the 60’s but prior to that, and after that date, it’s been present during all the useless, senseless conflicts/wars that have and are taking place.

Skip this video … don’t want to cause any discomfort on these “happy” days.

~~GO ON TO THE NEXT VIDEO~~

John Lennon – Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

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Uploaded on Aug 24, 2010

The Official video for John Lennon ‘Merry Xmas (War Is Over)’

TIMELESS … APPLICABLE TO CURRENT TIMES …. APPLICABLE TO ALL TIMES!! 

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Happy Xmas / Sarah McLachlan

(The happy, cleaned up version!)

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We ALL are ONE!!

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We ALL are connected by CHRISTMAS SPIRIT! 

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