Happy Christmas, 1970s
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Happy Christmas, 1970s

By John Lennon
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On December 15, 1969, John and Yoko launched the “War Is Over” campaign with billboards that read: "WAR IS OVER if you want it. Happy Christmas from John & Yoko".  In December of 1971, they recorded the Christmas song “Happy Xmas (War Is Over).” In "Happy Xmas" John has drawn people gathering together in front of a Christmas tree; the weak, the strong, the rich and the poor. With a minimum amount of lines, he has captured the feeling of peace that settles each figure in his sketch. His message is clear “Let’s stop all the fighting”. Yoko repeated the peace campaign in December 1998 by placing the message in Times Square, and commented, “For the holiday season, I wanted this to be a gift to you from John and I.”
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Happy Christmas, 1970s
Happy Christmas, 1970s

 
 
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