Classic John Lennon videos added to YouTube in time for Christmas

Videos for iconic solo songs including 'Imagine', 'Jealous Guy' and 'Happy Xmas (War Is Over)' are now streaming for free.

No fewer than 20 classic John Lennon videos have been added to YouTube in time for Christmas.

The videos for iconic solo songs including ‘Imagine’, ‘Jealous Guy’, ‘Woman’, ‘Working Class Hero’ and festive favourite ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’ are taken from the 2003 DVD release, Lennon Legend.

“Happy Holidays! love, yoko,” wrote Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono as she shared the news on Twitter.

On the anniversary of Lennon’s murder earlier this month, Ono posted a heartfelt plea for gun control accompanied by a photo of her late husband’s blood-stained glasses.

Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman outside his home in New York City on December 8, 1980.

“Dear Friends,” Ono wrote on December 8 of this year. “Every day, 91 Americans are killed with guns. We are turning this beautiful country into a War Zone.

“Together, let’s bring back America, the green land of Peace. The death of a loved one is a hollowing experience. After 36 years, our son Sean and I still miss him.”

Last month, an expletive and swear-filled letter from Lennon to Paul McCartney was put up for auction. Lennon writes in his letter: “I hope you realise what shit you and the rest of my ‘kind and unselfish’ friends laid on Yoko and me, since we’ve been together”.

Read it in full here.