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War Is Over! If You Want It – Happy Christmas from John & Yoko

Press Watt Musik | Dicembre 17, 2023
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War Is Over! If You Want It – Happy Christmas from John & Yoko

is the message of peace and Christmas wishes that John Lennon and Yoko Ono spread through a series of public posters at the end of 1969. This peace campaign was an integral part of their active commitment to promoting world peace.

The message centered on the hope that, if people really wanted it, the war could end. The posters were displayed in many cities around the world and were part of a series of initiatives by Lennon and Ono to raise awareness of peace and against the Vietnam War.

In 1971, John Lennon and Yoko Ono recorded the song “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” as a part of this campaign. The song is a Christmas anthem with a strong anti-war message. Its chorus includes the lyrics “War is over, if you want it. War is over, war is over!” The song has since become a classic Christmas tune and a reminder of the couple’s dedication to peace activism.

The central theme of the campaign was the belief that if people collectively desired peace, they could bring an end to war. The iconic slogan “War Is Over! If You Want It” became a powerful expression of their commitment to peace.

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The song has become a Christmas classic and continues to be played throughout the Christmas season. In addition to the song, the “War Is Over” campaign included print ads, posters and other forms of promotion to spread the message of peace.

The combination of political activism and artistic expression made Lennon and Ono’s campaign an example of how music and social commitment can converge to communicate a meaningful message.

The couple also celebrated Christmas in a personal and intimate manner. They often spent time together, enjoying the holiday season with family and friends. Their commitment to peace and social activism continued throughout their lives, making Christmas a time for both personal joy and a platform for their larger message of global harmony.

Over the years, the song has been covered by numerous artists, contributing to its enduring popularity. John Lennon’s earnest delivery and the heartfelt message of hope and peace have resonated with listeners, making it a staple during the holiday season.

“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” is often played on radio stations, featured in Christmas playlists, and used in various holiday-related media. Its success lies not only in its musical appeal but also in its meaningful and timeless message that transcends the holiday festivities.

The song continues to be a testament to John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s commitment to using their platform for social and political activism.

Listen our Christmas playlist dedicated to John Lennon and Yoko

Play and share that playlist please. We love you! Happy Christmas and Happy New year all of you.

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