From 1963 to 1969 the Beatles issued limited edition Christmas fan-club singles on 7 inch flexi-discs. All very relaxed and off the cuff, it’s interesting to note how the cover art changed, along with the music, as the sixties rolled along. Download and details after the jump….


Download: The Beatles :: Christmas Singles Club, 1963-1969 (zipped folder 59 KB)

1) The Beatles Christmas Record – Issued December 6, 1963

Description: Christmas greetings, a rendition of “Good King Wenceslas” and the chorus from “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (Marks). Recorded October 17, 1963.

2) Another Beatles Christmas Record – Issued December 18, 1964

Description: Includes “Jingle Bells,” individual greetings and the ending jingle “Can You Wash Your Father’s Shirts?” Recorded: October 26, 1964.

3) The Beatles Third Christmas Record – Issued December 17, 1965

Description: Includes “Yesterday,” “Happy Christmas to Ya List’nas,” “Auld Land Syne,” the Four Top’s “It’s the Same Old Song” and “Christmas Comes But Once a Year.” Recorded November 8, 1965.

4) The Beatles Fourth Christmas Record Pantomime: Everywhere It’s Christmas – Issued December 16, 1966

Description: “Everywhere It’s Christmas,” “Orowanya,” “Please Don’t Bring Your Banjo Back” and  “Podgy the Bear and Jasper Visit Felpin Mansions.” Recorded: November 25, 1966.

5) Christmas Time Is Here Again! –  Issued December 15, 1967

Description: Includes “Christmas Time is Here Again,” “Plenty of Jam Jars” (performed by fictional band the “Revellers”), and John’s poem “When Christmas Time is Over.” Recorded: November 28, 1967.

6) The Beatles 1968 Christmas Record – Issued December 20, 1968

Description: Includes “Happy Christmas, Happy New Year,” John’s poem “Jock & Yono” and “Once Upon a Pool Table.”  Tiny Tim appears on “Nowhere Man.”  Recorded in November, 1968.

7) The Beatles Seventh Christmas Record – Issued December 19, 1969

Description: John and Yoko in their home, Ringo plugs his movie “The Magic Christian” and Paul sings “This is to Wish You a Merry, Merry Christmas.” Recorded autumn 1969.
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20 Responses to “The Beatles :: Christmas Singles Club, 1963-1969”

  1. XMAS COME EARLY! this is exactly what the Internet is for.

  2. I’m such a noob, I hate to even ask. What do I do with a .rar file?

  3. @ coupon

    Go download a .rar extractor. rar frog is pretty good.

  4. @Coupon – replaced it w/ normal compression and uploaded to Mediafire

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  6. thanks so much!

  7. AWESOME

  8. AD is da best! Thanks!

  9. very cool. heard these a while ago on the local radio. we have a dj in philly who is a big beatle nut. great to see these in digital form–thanks!

  10. Made my day! :) THANXXX!

  11. It’s a Christmas Miracle!

  12. […] Some good stuff, as always, from  Aquarium Drunkard here & here (Beatles Singles Club) &  […]

  13. Great stuff. A radio station in my area used to play these one afternoon every Christmas season back in the 1980’s, and I have good memories of hearing them more than once. It was interesting to see the original sleeves here, too.

  14. Thanks a lot, can’t wait to dig in

  15. i dj out of WRFL 88.1, University of Kentucky and thanks to AD finals week the airwaves will be filled with this awesome gift!

  16. […] Apparently The Beatles released 7″ Christmas singles to their fan club from 1963-1969. They’re a little wacky, and don’t exactly inspire “Christmas” cheer, but fun to dabble with nonetheless. Read all about them and download the singles at Aquarium Drunkard. […]

  17. […] past week, Aquarium Drunkard really put me in the holiday spirit and posted all the incredibly rare singles from the Beatles Christmas Singles Club.  The Fab Four would […]

  18. THANX!
    I love the LARRY NORMAN quote:
    The Beatles said ‘ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE” and
    then they broke up!

  19. […] More details and the download link are at The Beatles :: Christmas Singles Club, 1963-1969 […]

  20. downloaded this when it first went up, forgot to say thanks, so thanks

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