We usually wind up Christmas with the same three songs here, but Santa Claus has already come to town and gone.
But after this year — After This Year — it’s still worth hearing the message in the other two.
“And so this is Christmas, and what have you done?”
“Happy Xmas (War Is Over),” John Lennon and Yoko Ono, the Plastic Ono Band and the Harlem Community Choir, released as a single, 1971. A remastered version is available on “Gimme Some Truth,” a 4-CD compilation released in 2010. Also available digitally.
“Christmas bells, those Christmas bells
“Ringing through the land
“Bringing peace to all the world
“And good will to man”
“Snoopy’s Christmas,” the Royal Guardsmen, from “Snoopy and His Friends,” 1967. (The link is to a double CD also featuring “Snoopy vs. the Red Baron,” their debut album from 1966.) Also available digitally.
“Merry Christmas, mein friend!”
Enjoy your holidays, everyone.