The Beatles Third Christmas Record, 1965
Members of the Official Beatles Fan Club received exclusive Beatles Christmas records between 1963 and 1969. This was unique to The Beatles and the records could not be bought in any shops. The records mainly consisted of the band clowning around in the studio creating Christmas songs and improvised seasonal wishes to their ever growing legion of fans. 'Another Beatles Christmas Record’, released 18 December 1964, was the second Beatles Christmas record. Fan club membership had swelled to 65,000 by this time after receiving thousands of new members towards the end of 1963. ‘The Third Beatles Christmas Record’ was recorded after The Beatles finished work on their Rubber Soul album. It was released to fans on 17 December 1965.