'The Beatles Christmas Album'
For seven years, from 1963 to 1969, the Beatles sent out a Yuletide present to members of their fanclub: a flexidisc with holiday greetings. As the years went by, the messages got sillier, and the releases ultimately evolved into full-scale Christmas pageants complete with short plays, poetry and songs that ranged from somewhat traditional carols ("Rudolph the Red-Nosed Ringo") to Lennon/McCartney originals ("Happy Christmas to Ya List'nas" and "Please Don't Bring Your Banjo Back"). Over 44 minutes in total, they were compiled on an LP sent to U.K. fans in 1970 (called From Then to You) and to U.S. fans in 1971 (titled The Beatles Christmas Album). It's completely charming, and deserves to be part of every Beatles fan's holiday celebrations.