Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
John & Yoko/The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir
Produced by John & Yoko, and Phil Spector
‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’ was written by John & Yoko and released on 1st December 1971 with B-Side ‘Listen, Snow Is Falling’ written by Yoko Ono.
‘‘Happy Xmas’ Yoko and I wrote together. It says, “War is over if you want it”. It was still that same message – the idea that we’re just as responsible as the man who pushes the button. As long as people imagine that somebody’s doing it to them, and that they have no control, then they have no control.”
– John Lennon