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Title: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: Jema on August 01, 2011, 12:27:21 AM
My favorite from these songs are Wonderful Christmas Time because I really like the way it sounds and it reminds me of Christmas.I also really love Happy Xmas (War Is Over) because I think it's really pretty and I really like the way that John and Yoko's voices sound in it.Overall it's just a beautiful song.Which one do you like better?
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: nimrod on August 01, 2011, 01:56:40 AM
Much prefer the Lennon one myself, I think Pauls is quite poor
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: In My Life on August 01, 2011, 04:33:41 AM
I think John's contribution to the holiday season is better too.
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: Bobber on August 01, 2011, 08:34:01 AM
A typical season bound poll. ;D
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: Normandie on August 01, 2011, 02:34:47 PM

My vote goes to "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" -- not only do I simply like the song better, but I can never get that darn refrain from "Wonderful Christmastime" out of my head!!!


(arrrrrgggggghhhhhhhh.............)  ;)
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: In My Life on August 02, 2011, 02:43:20 AM
My vote goes to "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" -- not only do I simply like the song better, but I can never get that darn refrain from "Wonderful Christmastime" out of my head!!!


(arrrrrgggggghhhhhhhh.............)  ;)

I had a desktop theme that played that line with "simply having a" ahead of it when my computer booted up and I had to get rid of it for that very reason!
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 02, 2011, 02:54:54 AM
They're both nice songs.  I like Wonderful Christmas Time just a bit better.
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: nimrod on August 02, 2011, 12:32:23 PM
They're both nice songs.  I like Wonderful Christmas Time just a bit better.

your just McCartney mad Barry  ha2ha
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 02, 2011, 02:46:08 PM
I reckon.  ;)
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: Mr Mustard on August 02, 2011, 05:37:20 PM
They ARE both very good I think, but I do prefer John & Yoko's "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)".

Think what you like but I even like George's New Year "Ding Dong Ding Dong" from the very end of '74 :o ;)

But I must admit I struggle with Ringo's "I Wanna Be Santa Claus"  ;sorry
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: In My Life on August 02, 2011, 06:26:55 PM
But I must admit I struggle with Ringo's "I Wanna Be Santa Claus"  ;sorry

I must have missed that one. Guess I'll have to look for it to see what you mean....maybe?  ;D
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: AppleScruffy96 on August 03, 2011, 02:04:01 AM
I choose Happy Xmas because of the meaning and the beautiful melody  ;yes plus I always listen to it every Christmas with my favorite aunt, she's an old hippie and loves John  ;D
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: Ovi on August 03, 2011, 01:53:11 PM
I voted for "Wonderful Christmas", but I think they're both good songs. I also like The Beatles' "Chrstmas Time (Is Here Again)".
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: nimrod on August 04, 2011, 12:58:18 PM
I reckon.  ;)

 ha2ha

actually Pauls is very catchy and John mightve 'borrowed' that verse melody)
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: Bobber on August 05, 2011, 07:55:53 AM
ha2ha

actually Pauls is very catchy and John mightve 'borrowed' that verse melody)

mightve? He DID borrow it!
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 05, 2011, 03:32:33 PM
An earlier interpretation of Stewball, here performed by Woody Guthrie, differed a bit...

Stewball - Woody Guthrie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpJ2i-31c0A#)

PETER, PAUL & MARY - Stewball (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXdQB-mR4tg#)
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: KeepUnderCover on August 05, 2011, 09:32:10 PM
I quite like both, but I have to vote for John's.
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: nimrod on August 06, 2011, 12:00:14 PM
I was thinking this also

I love how you love me - Priscilla Paris (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-a2nw1tCTM#)
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: Walrus on August 07, 2011, 03:11:15 AM
wow.. i guess global moderators are allowed to do that lol


I voted for Happy Xmas. Paul's song is just... awful
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 07, 2011, 03:56:37 AM
Well, here's another way of putting it...

BOBBY VINTON-I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-6P0SzPUvc#)

Stanley Robert Vintula, Jr.
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 07, 2011, 03:57:20 AM
Paul's song is just... awful

I like that song!
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: Nada Surf on January 22, 2012, 05:19:22 AM
Paul's is total manure. John's is one of the best Xmas songs of all time by anyone.
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: tkitna on January 22, 2012, 07:21:35 AM
Paul's is total manure. John's is one of the best Xmas songs of all time by anyone.

I agree
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: Nada Surf on February 04, 2012, 04:19:17 AM
Wonderful Christmas Time might be the worst song of all time.
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: blmeanie on November 30, 2012, 01:02:15 PM
John's.

The opening (after their whispering) is amazing with the the "so this is Christmas?" line, sets the mood for the entire song
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: nimrod on November 30, 2012, 10:26:15 PM
I like that song!

you always say that :D
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 01, 2012, 12:10:23 AM
you always say that :D

I like that song!
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on December 07, 2012, 01:48:45 PM
John's song is far better in my opinion.

What about this "I Saw Her Standing There"-like version of "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree"?

" Rockin Around The Christmas Tree " - The Rubber Band (The Beatles cover) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llpAhc0jQ98#)
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 07, 2012, 06:26:10 PM
I still like Wonderful Christmastime better...


Paul McCartney Wonderful Christmastime Live at Liverpool Echo Arena 20th December 2011 P1080833.MOV (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ-YDHgbm94#ws)



 :)
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: Jema on December 08, 2012, 02:09:45 AM
I still like Wonderful Christmastime better...
Me too :) ! Part of the reason is because I remember hearing it when I was younger and I loved it even when I didn't know who Paul was ha2ha Also, speaking of the song, I really want to show you this video of Peter Serafinowicz doing an impression of Paul and he does a parody of the song: Ringo Remembers Christmas 1979 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW1ou7SH3is#)
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 08, 2012, 03:40:34 AM
Me too :) !

You've got good taste in music, Jema.   ;)



Part of the reason is because I remember hearing it when I was younger and I loved it even when I didn't know who Paul was ha2ha

That's the best reason I've seen so far!  Even better than the reason you gave when you started this thread!



Have a Wonderful Christmastime, Jema!
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: Brynjar on December 10, 2012, 05:32:08 PM
It says on Wiki that Paul McCartney has since said that he is now embarrassed about Wonderful Christmastime. I find that hard to believe.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonderful_Christmastime (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonderful_Christmastime)
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 10, 2012, 05:43:07 PM
It says on Wiki that Paul McCartney has since said that he is now embarrassed about Wonderful Christmastime. I find that hard to believe.

[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonderful_Christmastime[/url] ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonderful_Christmastime[/url])


That comment required verification.  I find it hard to believe too, especially seeing how much fun he has performing it live and grooving on the crowd's reaction...


Paul McCartney: Wonderful Christmas Time (The O2, Dublin, Ireland, 20th December 2009) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIjwCSSjOo8#)
Dublin  20 December 2009



11/11 WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS TIME - PAUL McCARTNEY & THE LIPA CHOIR LIVE 2011 [HD] - MANCHESTER ARENA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XtJbFMBmZo#ws)
Manchester  19 December 2011   
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: Jema on December 10, 2012, 07:58:06 PM
Have a Wonderful Christmastime, Jema!
Thanks, you too! :)
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on January 28, 2014, 09:26:34 AM
And after two years.... The thread is awaken!

I chose War is Over. Probably because I know it more and it kind of has a bit more of a meaning and stuff. Paul's one is a bit silly and fun - which is great but yea there is not much to it for me
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: Bingo Bongo on June 16, 2015, 01:07:17 PM
And after two years.... The thread is awaken!

And now a year and a half later.....

"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" is a classic, whereas "Wonderful Christmas Time" is just a nice diddly!
Title: Re: Wonderful Christmas Time or Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Post by: BeatleFan on July 15, 2016, 11:06:27 AM
Both are quintessential Lennon and McCartney songs. They both nailed it.