I have had a bit of a struggle finding info on songs I am supposed to analyze for my Songs Of Christmas Past Blog series thus my posting schedule has had to be altered a few times. This week’s song is an example… the song I was supposed to analyze was Jingle Bell Hallejuah but due to lack of information I have decided to talk about Happy XMAS War Is Over instead.
As I mentioned last semester when I analyzed the Ticket To Ride Beatles Medley I was first introduced to the Beatles in college thanks to a band that my friends from theatre had called JFJ that did Beatles cover songs. Happy XMAS War Is Over was released 1971 after the Beatles had broken up. John and Yoko Ono formed their own band. This song was recorded with the Harlem Youth Choir. I always thought this was a beautiful Christmas song. It is one of my favorites. SVC performed this in our Sounds of The Season Concert in 2016. Guest artists for this song were Patrick McCarty, the SHS Acapella Choir and Jim Summers on Guitar. The audience was invited to sing along too which made the performance extra special. The harmonies were beautiful which was made this song easily the best song we sang in the whole concert.