I love this song, because it really mentions what the season is all about. With the first verse lyrics, "So this is Christmas, and what have we done? Another year over, and a new one just begun. And so Happy Christmas, we hope you have fun. The near and the dear ones. The old and the young." Then the chorus comes in with, "A very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. Let's hope its a good one, without any fear." Then the second verse kicks in. "So this is Christmas, for weak and for strong. The rich and the poor ones, the world is so young. And so Happy Christmas, for black and for white. For yellow and red ones, let's stop all the fight." Then the chorus repeats itself, and then the first verse comes back again. The song finishes with John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and a kid's choir from Manhattan repeating the phrase, "War is Over, if you want it. War is Over, now!"
Why does this song mention what the season is all about. It mentions that Christmas and mostly peace is for everyone, of all class settings, ages, colors, races, sexes, religions, and physicality's. It mentions that we should all stop fighting, and just live in peace and harmony during this season. It is a beautiful peace anthem to be sung during this time, along with the original Band-Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmastime?"
So on this day, when we all remember the life and legacy of one of the most influential songwriters of all-time, John Lennon, remember what he says in this song, and how we can live this out, throughout the entire season of Christmas, and also throughout the entire year.
Have you ever heard this song? What do you think about when this song comes on? Do you think that this song is a good one?
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