Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Christmas Song of the Day #10 - John Lennon and The Plastic Ono Band - Happy Xmas (War is Over)

Christmas Song of the Day #10

December 8 is forever etched into our troubled history as the date when former Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed in cold blood. Today is the 40th anniversary of his passing.

John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono have left audiences the world over with one of the most controversial holiday songs ever... "Happy Xmas (War is Over)". The song is a tribute to peace which is still a fleeting concept all over the world. Its message is timeless and the song is a classic. "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" has over the last 49 years become an annual holiday radio play as well as being covered by numerous artists including Sarah McLachlan, The Fray, Andy Williams, Neil Diamond, The Moody Blues, Darlene Love, Melissa Etheridge and Sheryl Crow to name a few.

Let's hope we can find peace in the world during our lifetime.

Running Playlist

Nov. 29 - "Mary Did You Know" - Mat and Savanna Shaw
Nov. 30 - "Being Home For Christmas (2020 version)" - Ivan and Alyosha
Dec. 1 - "Take Me Home For Christmas" - Dan + Shay
Dec. 2 - "Mele Kalikimaka Medley" - Kapena
Dec. 3 - "Rockin 'Round the Christmas Tree" - Brenda Lee
Dec. 4 - "Holidays" - Meghan Trainor featuring Earth, Wind & Fire
Dec. 5 - "12 Days of Christmas" - Pentatonix
Dec. 6 - "O Come All Ye Faithful" - Mat and Savanna Shaw
Dec. 7 - "Oh Santa!" - Mariah Carey featuring Arianne Grande & Jennifer Hudson
Dec. 8 - "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" - John Lennon and The Plastic Ono Band

Additional Information and Links

The Beatles
Murder of John Lennon
John Lennon on YouTube
The Beatles on YouTube
Imagine: John Lennon shot on his doorstep 40 years ago (Yahoo News)


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