Elton John and Ed Sheeran will release their holiday song “Merry Christmas” this coming Friday. The two music legends announced the collaboration in a "Love Actually" themed video.
Elton shared the video on Twitter, saying, "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]."
The video shows Sheeran knocking on Elton's door with note cards in his hand -- just like Andrew Lincoln's character did to confess his love for Keira Knightley's "Love Actually" character. The cards 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…."
[Source: Elton John; Courtesy of Dr. Dave's Ultimate Prep]