Christmas Time (Is Here Again)

Christmas Time (Is Here Again)

"Christmas Time (Is Here Again)"
Single by The Beatles
A-side "Free as a Bird"
Released 4 December 1995 (UK)
12 December 1995 (US)
Format 7" vinyl, CD
Recorded 28 November 1967 EMI Studios, London
Genre Rock

3:03 (Shortened)

6:07 (Full)
Label Apple Records 58497
Writer(s) John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Richard Starkey
Producer(s) George Martin
The Beatles singles chronology
"Baby It's You"
"Free as a Bird"
"Real Love"
Music sample

"Christmas Time (Is Here Again)" (free verse poems.


  • Personnel 1
  • Covers 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4


Personnel per Ian MacDonald.[2]


Ringo Starr recorded his own cover of "Christmas Time Is Here Again" on his 1999 Christmas album, I Wanna Be Santa Claus. In 2000, R.E.M. released a cover version on a Christmas single for their fan club. The Smithereens also covered the song for their 2007 album Christmas with the Smithereens. It was also covered by Terry Draper (formerly of Klaatu) on the 2002 compilation Takin' Care of Christmas. In 2013, Elephant Stone covered it for the Cleopatra Records release Psych-Out Christmas.


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  2. ^ a b MacDonald 2005, p. 273.