Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Lyrics – John Lennon ft. Yoko Ono

English 217 December 1, 1971
"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" by John Lennon and Yoko Ono is a song that encourages self-reflection, unity, and the pursuit of peace during the Christmas season and beyond. It emphasizes the idea that positive change is possible if we work together for a better world. Let's explain the meaning of each paragraph. ...Read More

Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Lyrics

[Intro: Yoko Ono & John Lennon]
Happy Christmas, Kyoko
Happy Christmas, Julian

[Verse 1: John Lennon]
So this is Christmas
And what have you done?
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so this is Christmas
I hope you had fun
The near and the dear ones
The old and the young

[Chorus: Yoko Ono & Harlem Community Choir]
A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

[Verse 2: John Lennon & Harlem Community Choir]
And so this is Christmas (War is over)
For weak and for strong (If you want it)
The rich and the poor ones (War is over)
The road is so long (Now)
And so happy Christmas (War is over)
For black and for white (If you want it)
For yellow and red ones (War is over)
Let's stop all the fight (Now)

[Chorus: Yoko Ono & Harlem Community Choir]
A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

[Verse 3: John Lennon & Harlem Community Choir]
And so this is Christmas (War is over)
And what have we done? (If you want it)
Another year over (War is over)
And a new one just begun (Now)
And so happy Christmas (War is over)
We hope you have fun (If you want it)
The near and the dear ones (War is over)
The old and the young (Now)

[Chorus: Yoko Ono & Harlem Community Choir]
A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

[Outro: Yoko Ono & Harlem Community Choir]
War is over, if you want it
War is over, now
Happy Christmas
Happy Christmas (Happy Christmas)
Happy Christmas (Happy Christmas)
Happy Christmas (Happy Christmas)

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Last Update: November 2, 2023

Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Lyrics Meaning

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Cast & Crew

  • Album
  • Artist / Band
  • Featuring
  • Producer(s)
  • Yoko Ono, John Lennon & Phil Spector
  • Writter(s)
  • Yoko Ono & John Lennon
  • Released On
  • December 1, 1971

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FAQs & Knowledge

Who is the singer of "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" song?

"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" song is sung by John Lennon ft. Yoko Ono, Plastic Ono Band, Harlem Community Choir.

Who is the lyrics writer of "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" song?

"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" song lyrics written by Yoko Ono & John Lennon.

Who is the music producer of "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" song?

"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" song music composed & produced by Yoko Ono, John Lennon & Phil Spector.

When was "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" song released?

"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" song was released on December 1, 1971.