Recording: Pantomime: Everywhere It’s Christmas

Dick James House, 71-75 New Oxford Street, London
Producer: George Martin

The Beatles’ fourth Christmas record, Pantomime: Everywhere It’s Christmas, was recorded on this day at the first floor demo studio owned by their publisher, Dick James.

Each member of The Beatles sang on the recording, with Paul McCartney also playing piano. A number of songs and skits were recorded, which were edited into a 10-part, six-minute piece on 2 December. The songs included Everywhere It’s Christmas, Orowainya, and Please Don’t Bring Your Banjo Back, and the sketches included Podgy The Bear And Jasper, and Felpin Mansions.

The Beatles' Christmas Fan Club single, 1966

We worked it out between us. Paul did most of the work on it. He thought up the ‘Pantomime’ title and the two song things.

Pantomime: Everywhere It’s Christmas was edited by The Beatles’ press officer at Abbey Road on 2 December 1966, and was sent to members of The Beatles’ UK fan club on 16 December.

Last updated: 19 November 2018
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