|1964 - Season's Greetings From the Beatles|
October 17, 1963
The first U.S. Christmas flexi contained the 1963 U.K. recording. It was mailed in a tri-fold package with the record in the middle.
Shown is the front and back of the unfolded mailer.
|1965 - The Beatles Third Christmas Record|
Recorded: November 8, 1965
Released: December 17, 1965
Same as the U.K. release.
THE BEATLES THIRD CHRISTMAS RECORD was made immediately after The Beatles
finished work on their latest album “Rubber Soul”. To complete those fourteen
LP tracks John, Paul, George and Ringo spent a series of whole days and
whole nights in the recording studio with George Martin. Never before have
they given such concentrated and extended attention to the production of
an album. The Beatles have always been perfectionists but on this occasion
they spent a great deal of time creating an unusually wide range of different
instrumental sounds. They set out to make “Rubber Soul” the most varied
LP programme of their career and they succeeded in achieving this aim.
|1966 - Everywhere It's Christmas|
November 25, 1966
Mailed on a rectangular postcard.
Hello and greetings to you all,
Once again, we are pleased to be able to send out to you the Christmas record, especially for members of BEATLES (U.S.A.) LIMITED. And, once again, it is a record which money just can't buy. Only to members, people! Only to members.
The point is that John, Paul, George and Ringo want to thank you most sincerely for all of your support and loyalty during 1966. And, all of us here at the National Headquarters would like to join with them in the hope that you and your families have a thoroughly happy Christmas holiday, followed by a successful 1967.
wishes to you all.
EVERYWHERE IT'S CHRISTMAS
it's Christmas -
PLEASE DON'T BRING YOUR BANJO BACK
don't bring your banjo back,
|1967 - Christmas Time (Is Here Again)|
November 28, 1967
Mailed on a rectangular postcard.
This was the last Christmas record the Beatles recorded together as a group.
CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE AGAIN!
Featuring . . . . THE BEATLES
Special Guest Appearances:
John, Paul, George and Ringo once again join their voices in song to wish you a most happy holiday season and to thank you in a Christmas way for every 1967 day you have made so wonderful for them through your support and loyalty.
The Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" will begin another exciting new year and this color TV spectacular, which was filmed on location in Devon and Cornwall, England by the Beatles themselves is scheduled for release in the U. S. A. shortly after the first of the year. The "Magical Mystery Tour" album is available now and in it you will hear the brand new Beatle numbers: "The Fool On The Hill" - a ballad sung by Paul; "Flying" - an instrumental; "Blue Jay Way" - a tune written by George Harrison about the street he lived on while visiting Los Angeles this year; "Your Mother Should Know"; "Hello Goodbye"; and "I Am The Walrus". You'll also hear the title song from the Mystery Tour along with both sides of the "Penny Lane" and "All You Need Is Love" singles. It certainly promises to be another eventful year for the Beatles and we'll frequently be keeping you up to date on the latest happenings in forthcoming Beatle bulletins.
We have available a supply of exclusive photos of the Beatles from the "Our World" film clips and if you'd like to order, the prices are as follows: 25¢ each; $1.00 for a set of five group shots; 10¢ for each photo over 5 (the entire set consists of 10 pics) Reminder! Please be sure to mark your envelopes "Photo Order" so that you will receive your pics quickly.
We here at BEATLES (USA) LIMITED would like to join with the Beatles in song to wish you the Merriest Christmas and a most Delightful New Year.
|1968 - The Beatles 1968 Christmas Record|
Recorded: November, 1968
The American Fan Club used a modified 1967 UK Christmas record sleeve designed by Julian Lennon, John Lennon and Ringo Starr.
|1969 - Happy Christmas 1969|
Recorded: Fall of 1969
This is the same sleeve (but differently designed disc label) used for the 1969 U.K. Fan Club Christmas record.
Sleeve design credits go to Richard and Zak Starkey.
From Ascot in Berkshire, from Weybridge in Surrey, from St. John's Wood in the Borough of Marylebone and from Apple in the West End, John Ringo Paul and George send you these tapes of love and greetings soldered into a collective disc by the iron wrist of Maurice Cole. The Beatles wish all of you a happy Christmas and may the Seventies Give Peace a Chance.
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