TheBeatles’Christmas Records were last officially released together in one package (a single LP issued to fan club members only) way back in 1970:
Prior to that, starting in 1963, the Official Beatles Fan Club in Britain and in the US sent members a one-sided flexi disc each December containing Christmas greetings and lots of larking about by the Fab Four. The flexi discs were each housed in unique covers:
Now, Apple Records and Universal Music are reissuing all seven discs as coloured vinyl 45’s:
The Christmas Records ‘limited edition’ box set will be accompanied by a booklet and will be released on December 15 this year.
The seven individually coloured vinyl discs are:
1963: “The Beatles’ Christmas Record” (one-sided, duration: 5’00)
Recorded: 17 October 1963 – Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road, London
This mashup is a massive Christmas Beatle medley put together by Tom Teeley. It features bits from their annual Christmas fanclub messages, combined with backing tracks and out-takes to create a unique Beatle listening experience: