70s Music Christmas 1972

The 70s music Christmas charts were so important in the 1970s, with not only the prestige of getting a Christmas hit, but a NUMBER One Christmas hit was the icing on the cake, the Christmas Cake.

 During this 70s music Christmas Season we look at the music of Christmas Day 1972 and highlight those Christmas records to stir the memory of the 70s music. Having to use a bit of editorial control here to decide what was a Christmas hit, so if it does not match your criteria, apologies.

This chart comes from the 23rd December 1972.

A Christmas classic
And the only Christmas style record in the whole of the Top Twenty.

John and Yoko/The Plastic Ono Band with The Harlem  Community Choir

Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

Lyrics  to "Happy Christmas (War Is Over), also released as Merry Christmas ( War Is Over)

The band was formed in 1969, and this record  was recorded in New York City with the help of Phil Spector, and is actually a protest record about the ongoing war in Vietnam at the time. The record was a hit in 1971 in the US but was delayed until 1972 in the UK.

The No.1 that week belonged to
Long Haired Lover From Liverpool by Little Jimmy Osmond