|Christmas Time - Front Cover
|Christmas Time - Rear Cover
|Christmas Time - The Label
|15th December 1967
|The Beatles fifth Christmas record distributed free to their fans through the fan club.
THE ORIGINAL BEATLES
with special guest appearance by the feet and voice of
VICTOR U. SPINETTI and Something Else by
Another little bite of the Apple: Produced by George (Is Here Again) Martin.
Recorded on Tuesday 28th November 1967 in Abbey Road studios.
As in the previous Christmas fan club outing, the Beatles themselves wrote this offering which took the form of a send-up
of current radio and television programmes. It also included a brief snatch of a Christmas song which was registered as
being written by Lennon-McCartney-Harrison-Starkey and in it's original un-cut form runs for 6 minutes 37 seconds (!), and
appeared on the single of Free As A Bird, and of course, a number of bootlegs.
The accompanying sketches included, messages, jokes, tap-dancing by Ringo and Victor, the voices of Mal Evans and George Martin, and a snatch of an old song called "Plenty Of Jam Jars".
This was the last Christmas fan club recording where all four Beatles were in the studio together.
Sleeve design by Julian Lennon, John Lennon and Ringo Starr.