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Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - Wikipedia

It was the seventh single release by Lennon outside his work with the Beatles. The song reached number 4 in the UK, where its release was delayed until November , and has periodically reemerged on the UK Singles Chart , most notably after Lennon's death in December , when it peaked at number 2. Also a protest song against the Vietnam War , "Happy Xmas War Is Over " has since become a Christmas standard , frequently covered by other artists, appearing on compilation albums of seasonal music, and named in polls as a holiday favourite. Recognising the accessibility and popular appeal that made his single " Imagine " a commercial success compared to the other songs he had released up to that point, Lennon concluded, "Now I understand what you have to do:

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Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ , [8] [9] observed primarily on December 25 [4] [10] [11] as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. The traditional Christmas narrative, the Nativity of Jesus, delineated in the New Testament says that Jesus was born in Bethlehem , in accordance with messianic prophecies. Although the month and date of Jesus' birth are unknown, by the early-to-mid fourth century the Western Christian Church had placed Christmas on December 25, [23] a date that was later adopted in the East.