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LISTEN! Elton John and Ed Sheeran Announce New Christmas Song

'Tis the season for Christmas music and for new Christmas music too! Elton John and Ed Sheeran are here to bring us some. 

The two have released a festive "Love Actually" themed video announcing their holiday collaboration, "Merry Christmas" 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 then quote tweeted it with a red heart. 

The video shows Sheeran knocking on John'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. This time though, 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…."

Fittingly, the artwork for the track shows Sheeran placing a "rocket man" astronaut tree topper on his tree as John smiles and looks on, holding a giant candy cane. 

(Credit: Dr Dave +Elton John/Ed Sheeran / Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards – Show

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 27: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Honoree Elton John accepts the iHeartRadio Icon Award onstage at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, which was broadcast live on FOX on May 27, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)Photo: Getty Images

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