Paul McCartney Quickly Wrote His Christmas Hit ‘Wonderful Christmastime’ During a


Paul McCartney knows how to write a simple, catchy song, even a Christmas one. There’s not much to his holiday hit “Wonderful Christmastime,” except some effortless yet effective lyrics and a 1980s synth beat to keep it all together. No wonder it only took Paul a couple of minutes to write.

Paul McCartney and his wife, Linda, walking a horse in the snow during Christmas time, 1979.

Paul McCartney and his wife, Linda, walking with a horse during Christmas time | Jim Sugar/Corbis via Getty Images

Paul McCartney wrote his Christmas song ‘Wonderful Christmastime’ in 10 minutes during July

Surprisingly, Paul wrote “Wonderful Christmastime” late into his solo career. Well, later than many fans expected. In 1980, during the recording sessions for McCartney II, Paul wrote the tune. However, the song became Paul’s first single since 1971. He released it in November 1979, just in time for the holiday season.



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