This is Paul McCartney here. I'd just like to wish you wish yourselves for Christmas. –This is John Lennon saying 'On behalf of The Beatles have a very Happy Christmas and a good New Year.' –George Harrison speaking, I'd like to take this opportunity of wishing you very Merry Christmas listeners everywhere. –This is Ringo Starr and I'd just like to say Merry Christmas and a really Happy New Year to all listeners. (1995 Apple Records Xmas Promo)
(on the death of George Harrison) I'm devastated, obviously, like everyone is. Hmm, he had a long battle with his cancer, but I saw him three weeks ago and he was full of fun like he always was. He's such a brave lad. To me, he's just my little baby brother. We grew up together and I knew him in my old hometown of Liverpool. And, um, we just had so many beautiful times together that that's what I'm gonna remember him by. A lovely guy, he's full of humor as I say even when I saw him last time and he was, uh, obviously very unwell. He was still cracking jokes like he always was, and he'll be sorely missed. He's a beautiful man, and, uh, the world will miss him. So, uh, that's really all I can manage to say at the moment.