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Christmas Time and The Beatles

    Back in the early sixties there was this Christmas card. Very popular, you saw it around for years. It was a painting of these choir boys, very British looking. Back then all the American kids had real short hair, the Johnny Unitas crewcut look. But in England the kids had the ‘pudding bowl’ cut. Basically, your classic Beatles cut. So on this Christmas card are these little boys in a choir. They’re standing in rows, holding these big hymn books in front of them, they’ve got on shirts and ties and choir robes and they’re singing, you assume very well, in harmony, right? Well, what made this card so popular is that the kids are all either missing teeth or they’ve got black eyes and bruises like they’ve been fighting. These perfect little angels when they’re singing, are tough little brats the rest of the time.
    So here come the Beatles. Very British, with the choir boy hairdos, wearing shirts and ties but with those matching, collarless jackets. Just like they’re wearing choir robes. And what do they do? They stand in a row holding electric guitars in front of them and they sing in harmony. Maybe we didn’t realize it at the time but we’d seen the Beatles for years. We’d bring them out every Christmas and when they’d swear and smoke and drink, no one freaked out. We know our little choir boys are really very naughty... that’s what we love about them.

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