Elton John has teamed up with Ed Sheeran for a new Christmas song that will be released this Friday (December 3.)
Both Sir Elton and Sheeran have been teasing the track on social media. For his part, John shared the fun video below with a take on the classic Love Actually cards scene. Sheeran shows up at John’s door with a stack of cards that reads, “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.”
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!— Elton John (@eltonofficial) November 29, 2021
‘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🎄☃️🎄 pic.twitter.com/rUJyvNFs2K
Sheeran would then share a preview clip of the song, which can be heard below. “Merry Christmas” can be pre-ordered/pre-saved here.
This was an absolute blast! Our music video for ‘Merry Christmas’ is coming this Friday.@eltonofficial https://t.co/YWGL4zYU13— Ed Sheeran HQ (@edsheeran) November 30, 2021
Repost @ teddysphotos and @ eltonjohn on Instagram pic.twitter.com/zoq3AnXNOS