I'm one of the least festive sorts around, but I still have a soft spot for the Beatles' Christmas recordings. Here's the fourth Beatles Christmas outing, taped on 25 November 1966 for distribution to their fan club via flexidiscs, as with all the other Christmas recordings. The session was sandwiched within the hugely creative period in which the Beatles recorded Strawberry Fields Forever at Abbey Road. In the same month as this recording John Lennon first met Yoko Ono (on 9 November, at the Indica Gallery).
Warning: contains yodelling and general Goons-ish nonsense - 'Matches. Candles. Matches. Candles'.
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