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War is Over

The famous poster board scheme which inspired the song.

"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" is a song written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono and released in 1971 as a single by John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir.

The song reached number 4 on the UK Singles Chart (where release was delayed until 1972). Ostensibly a protest song about the Vietnam War, it has become a Christmas standard, appearing on several Christmas albums, and was voted the ninth favourite Christmas song in a poll by music channel VH1. The song was re-released in the UK on 20 December 1980, shortly after Lennon's murder on 8 December, and peaked at number 2 in the chart battle for the Christmas number one.

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The official video for John Lennon 'Merry Xmas (War Is Over)'

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