The original of Happy Xmas (War Is Over) will be released on the anniversary of the star's death...

John Lennon‘s classic song ‘HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER)’ is to be re-released on the anniversary of his death.

The song has also been covered by the finalists from TV’s ‘Pop Idol’ show, and this recording is currently the bookies’ favourite to be the Christmas Number One.

John Lennon‘s original version will be released on December 8, which is 23 years to the day after he was murdered. The single will also be released on limited edition green vinyl, mirroring the 1972 release.


The single will also feature three tracks from the DVD ‘Lennon Legend’. The full CD tracklisting runs:

‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’


‘Instant Karma (We All Shine On)’

‘Imagine (Instrumental)’