In Japan, there have been numerous attempts to ban the "Wonderful Christmastime" due to the song being directly attributed to 143 separate cases of suicide. In 1987, one Osaka radio station reportedly played the track back-to-back for three days straight, in the lead up to Christmas. Tokyo Police Department reported 57 fatalities during the 1986-87 period alone. A Japanese government spokesman was popularly quoted as saying that "the syncopated synthesizer appears to send people scrambling for the fish knife."
BUT...I've always loved it. McCartney must have a knack for writing Christmas songs. Witness the 1967 ("Christmas Time Is Here Again"), 1968 ("Happy Christmas, Happy New Year"), and 1969 ("This is to Wish You a Merry, Merry Christmas") Beatle fan club recordings for evidence. What struck me about the video for the song is how happy McCartney seems. Appearing also is the final incarnation of Wings. Good times.