Christmas cracker: Elton John and Ed Sheeran team up to release new Christmas song

Nov 30, 2021
Elton John and Ed Sheeran have teamed up for a new Christmas song. Source: Getty Images.

In a songwriting partnership made in heaven, Elton John has buddied up with Ed Sheeran to release a new Christmas song, out this Friday, December 3. The much-anticipated video will recreate the classic Love Actually doorstep scene.

The two British music powerhouses teased the highly anticipated festive collaboration, titled Merry Christmas, on their social media platforms in the lead-up to the release.

On Monday the Rocket Man hitmaker took to social media to share a teaser inspired by the hit 2003 romantic comedy Love Actually to announce the new release.

“Just under a year ago, I called @edsheeran to see if he wanted to make a Christmas single with me and now it’s nearly here! ‘Merry Christmas’ will be out Fri 3 Dec with all proceeds from this year’s Christmas period going to the Ed Sheeran Suffolk Music Foundation & @ejaf.”

In the video, Sheeran knocks on Elton’s door, cards in hand. He proceeds to hold up a slew of signs which read, “Hello. Last Christmas I received a call from my mate Elton John and he told me we should do a ‘Christmas Song’.”

“And I replied ‘Yeah. Maybe in 2022.'”

“But I actually wrote the chorus that day and here we are. Our Christmas song ‘Merry Christmas’ is out this Friday. Go pre-order or pre-save it now. It has sleigh bells. A lot of them….”

Proceeds from the song’s sales will go towards supporting Sheeran’s foundation, which provides grants to young musicians in his hometown of Suffolk, and Elton’s organization, whose work aims to end the AIDS epidemic.

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