“Happy Xmas (War is Over),” John Lennon and Yoko Ono, 1971
Originally written as a protest song against the Vietnam War, this song has become a standard and has been covered by many artists. As far as I’m concerned, the song just isn’t without the same without the little exchange between John and Yoko at the top.
“Wonderful Christmastime,” Paul McCartney, 1979
Paul McCartney has been accused of writing ‘Silly Love Songs’ by some folks. John Lennon supposedly chastised him for writing ‘granny music’ before the Beatles’ breakup. I unabashedly enjoy pop music myself, including this Christmas tune, and as Paul once sung: “What’s wrong with that?”