27 years ago you were taken from this world, John.
This was the first time I remember feeling sad about something, about someone I never knew. I was not even 6 years old. Your's is also the only Christmas message that seems to have anything at all to do with the philosophy of the Jesus Christ of the Bible:
War is over (if you want it).
Rest in Peace, Mr. Lennon. You may be dead, but you are not gone.