Ed Sheeran & Elton John Bring Tons of Holiday Cheer with New Charity Single/Video, “Merry Christmas”

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When two of the biggest singer/songwriters in the world team up, you know you’re in for a treat — and that’s exactly what you get with “Merry Christmas,” a new charity single from Ed Sheeran & Elton John.

Debuted on Friday, the song is an upbeat, uplifting anthem tailor made for the holiday season, a warm hug on a cold morning from the two released as a charity single equally benefiting the Ed Sheeran Suffolk Music Foundation & The Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Key lyrics:

“So kiss me under the mistletoe / Pour out the wine let’s toast and pray for December snow / I know there’s been pain this year but it’s time to let it go / Next year you never know, but for now, Merry Christmas.”

The music video features flying snowmen, Christmas sweaters and a whole lot of warmth, as well as cameos from English entertainers including Mr Blobby, Jonathan Ross, Big Narstie, Michael McIntyre and The Darkness and more, while also recreating scenes and images Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’; Shakin’ Stevens’ ‘Merry Christmas’; The Snowman’s ‘Walking in the Air’; East 17’s ‘Stay Another Day’ and more:

And some additional details regarding each musician’s charitable organization:

About Ed Sheeran Suffolk Music Foundation (official site): 

The Ed Sheeran Suffolk Music Foundation is a charitable music foundation which aims to help young people under the age of 18, and living in Suffolk (UK), with small but useful grants to help with studying or playing music. These grants could be used for almost anything, such as buying an instrument, funding your music studies, or paying for rehearsal space.

About The Elton John AIDS Foundation (official site):

The Elton John AIDS Foundation was established in 1992 and is one of the leading independent AIDS organisations in the world. The Foundation’s mission is simple: an end to the AIDS epidemic. The Elton John AIDS Foundation is committed to overcome the stigma, discrimination and neglect that keeps us from ending AIDS. With the mobilisation of our network of generous supporters and partners, we fund local experts across four continents to challenge discrimination, prevent infections and provide treatment as well as influencing governments to end AIDS.
We will not stop until the AIDS epidemic is over.

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