Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

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"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"
Song by John and Yoko, The Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir
B-side"Listen, the Snow Is Falling"
Released1 December 1971 (US)
24 November 1972 (UK)
RecordedOctober 1971 at Record Plant Studios (New York City, New York)
GenreRock, pop, Christmas
LabelEMI, Parlophone, Apple
Songwriter(s)John Lennon
Producer(s)Phil Spector, John Lennon, Yoko Ono
"Happy Christmas (War Is Over)"
Song by Street Drum Corps featuring Bert McCracken
from the album The Taste of Christmas
LabelWarcon Enterprises
Producer(s)Street Drum Corps

"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" is a Christmas song by John Lennon, Yoko Ono and The Plastic Ono Band. The song is a protest about the Vietnam War in 1969. It has become a Christmas standard and has appeared on several Christmas albums.

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