Album facts: Christmas Time (Is Here Again)

On November 28th 1967, the Beatles recorded their fifth fan club Christmas record. This consisted of Christmas messages plus a song credited to all four Beatles called Christmas Time (Is Here Again). This was the last time the band recorded a Christmas record together; in 1968 and 1969 their fan club Christmas messages were recorded separate from one another. 

Release

Christmas Time (Is Here Again) was released on December 15th 1967, to members of the Beatles' fan club. 

A shorter version of the song saw official release as the B-side to Free as a Bird, which was issued as a single alongside the Beatles' Anthology series in 1995.

Christmas Time (Is Here Again) and Free as a Bird single. 

Christmas Time (Is Here Again) and Free as a Bird single. 

Personnel

  • Paul McCartney – vocal, piano
  • John Lennon – vocal, bass drum, organ
  • George Harrison – vocal, acoustic guitar
  • Ringo Starr – vocal, drums
  • George Martin, Victor Spinetti – vocal