Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

John & Yoko/The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir
Produced by John & Yoko, and Phil Spector

Track Listing

  1. 3:34

‘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

War Is Over! (If You Want It) poster

Sleeve notes

Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
John Lennon: vocals, acoustic guitar
Yoko Ono: vocals
Hugh McCracken: acoustic guitar
Chris Osbourne: acoustic guitar
Teddy Irwin: acoustic guitar
Stuart Scharf: acoustic guitar
Nicky Hopkins: piano, chimes, glockenspiel
Jim Keltner: drums, sleigh bells
Harlem Community Choir, May Pang: backing vocals
Written by Yoko Ono and John Lennon
Produced by John & Yoko and Phil Spector

Listen, The Snow Is Falling
Yoko Ono: vocals
Klaus Voormann: electric guitar, bass
Nicky Hopkins: piano, chimes
Hugh McCracken piano, chimes
Written by Yoko Ono
Produced by John & Yoko and Phil Spector