Update: David sez, "It sounds like someone ripped the Beatles Xmas records from vinyl. Their effort is appreciated, but the records have actually been bootlegged from the original tapes, and you can get a bit torrent of them in lossless format. It includes an outtake from 1964. There is also another outtake that's come out more recently that's circulating among hard-core collectors. Happy Christmas!"
Update #2:Ella sez, "This site requires registration and is *not* accepting any new registrations, so if anyone, like me, clicked the link and didn't already have an account from before, they're SOL and had better just go for the crappy recordings."
Update #3: Stuart sez, "Try bugmenot for user name/password. I did. Got in."
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.