The way I understand it, starting in 1963 and ending in 1969, the Beatles' official fan club received in the mail every December a tiny record with a Christmas greeting and some general hijinx from the fab four themselves. They are pretty obscure as far as I can tell and are certainly not readily available to the average bear, so I got ahold of them when they were distributed internetwise several months ago, and greatly enjoyed them. There was, as I can imagine there was for other bands, a script for them to follow - "We'd like to thank you just for being fans" and all that, but they shortly abandoned or simply murdered it. It's fun to listen to just to hear it and laugh, but it's also interesting to hear to the band change as time goes on. In the early records they are young, cocky, and the records are mainly them having fun with the script written by their producers. "It's been a great year, too - you fans have seen to that...... page two," John says to impish laughter in 1964. However, the records soon turn to sort of Christmasy radio plays, then to more bizarre soundscapes, though the guys are always present as actors, players, or themselves. I had 1965 hosted, but all of them are available at Beatle Collectors, which doubtless has a higher bandwidth cap than I.