Ed Sheeran & Elton John announce their new Christmas collaboration

Ed Sheeran and Elton John announced in a video posted on social media that their highly-anticipated new song, a holiday collaboration, will be released on Friday, December 3.   In the ‘Love Actually’ themed video, Ed knocks on Elton‘s door with some note cards (channeling Andrew Lincoln‘s character confessing his love for Kiera Knightly‘s character in the 2003 holiday film).

Elton wrote on Twitter: “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 & [the Elton John Aids Foundation].”

Sheeran also shared on Instagram: ‘Our song “Merry Christmas” is out this Friday. Link in bio to pre-order it or pre-save it. All UK profits from this year’s Christmas period will go to the Ed Sheeran Suffolk Music Foundation (www.essmf.com) and the Elton John AIDS Foundation (@ejaf )’

To pre-order/pre-save “Merry Christmas” head here.

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