By now, most people know that John & Yoko’s “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” and Paul’s “Wonderful Christmastime” are necessary elements of any well-rounded seasonal playlist, but The Beatles’ deeper Christmas cuts from their band and solo years deserve their chance to shine, too. Keep an ear out for your visit from “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Ringo” this year and tune in to The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18) as host Meg Griffin plays some of the most memorable festive hits featuring the Fab Four.
Described by Rolling Stone as capturing “the band at their most playful,” The Beatles’ seven Christmas records – recorded each year from 1963-1969 and given out to fan club members – are stuffed with goofiness, merriment, and rarities like multiple renditions of “Good King Wenceslas.” Hear those along with classic Christmas staples, covers, and more when the one-hour Beatles Christmas Special airs this Friday, December 13 at 11 am ET. To continue keeping spirits bright throughout the season, be sure to pencil in the replay schedule below (all times in ET).
Friday, December 13th at 10 pm
Saturday, December 14th at 3 pm
Sunday, December 15th at 11 am
Wednesday, December 18th at 12 am
Thursday, December 19th at 1 pm
Tuesday, December 24th at 12 pm
Wednesday, December 25th at 6 am
As the holiday season rolls on, The Beatles Channel will also be airing “Breakfast With The Beatles” host Chris Carter‘s one-hour special going into deeper detail on each of the aforementioned fan club Christmas records on Friday, December 20th at 10 pm ET. To hear an encore of Carter’s Christmas special, see the schedule below (all times in ET).
Saturday, December 21th at 3 pm
Sunday, December 22nd at 11 am
Tuesday, December 24th at 11 pm
Wednesday, December 25th at 3 pm