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Dear Reader asked the band’s friends and fans from all over the globe to take part in this song’s creation by sending videos of themselves singing or playing along. 

The result is a jubilant and heart-warming Christmas song that reaches out across borders, spreading it’s love far and wide - All proceeds from “The Happiest Time of the Year” are being donated to HelpRefugees (www.helprefugees.org).

 

“The Happiest Time of the Year” is available for purchase on Bandcamp for 2,50€. For the price of a hot chocolate or a Glüwein you will be making the world a slightly better place this Christmas. Every cent counts. And a little Christmas cheer never did anyone any harm either!

HELP REFUGEES is a charity that works together with local organisations in Calais, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Serbia and the UK to get aid to refugees when and where they need it most. Their aim is to be as effective and transparent as possible, and 89% of all funds donated to Help Refugees goes directly towards supporting displaced people.  - or you can choose donate more! 

Dear Reader gets in the Xmas spirit with a song to raise money for refugees!

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WITH ENORMOUS LOVE AND GRATITUDE TO THE PEOPLE WHO MADE THIS SONG POSSIBLE...

 

Words and Music by Cherilyn MacNeil

Mixed by Paul Pilot 

Artwork by Benjamin Metz

filmed and recorded by gil Hockman

 

Guitar, vocals and other bits and pieces - Cherilyn MacNeil

Bass and fiddle - Graham DeZarn

Viola - Jean-Louise Parker

Trombones - Danny Alford, Will Karceski, Ryan Murray, Sam Anderson

 

Choir:

 

Alain André

Albertine Sarges

Anett Barz

Barbara Steinitz

Benedikt

Benjamin Metz

Cait Macleod

Carola Storz

Danny Alford

Evelyn Saylor

Franziska

Gil Hockman

Graham DeZarn

Hans Gnendinger 

Isabelle Ulfsdotter

Jean-Louise Parker

Jimmy Hillberg

Julia Marcell

Katharina Gnendinger

Kindliche Kaiserin

Laura Eisen

Lazo

Madelyn Barnard-Smit

Marco Wese

Marie von der Heydt

Mella Tönnies

Metaphortune

Patrick

Paul Pilot

perepece

Petra Harrison

Phaneendra Kiledar

Philipp Röttgers

Rouven

Ryan Murray

Sam Anderson 

Sam Vance-Law

Svenja 

Theresa Vosdellen

Ursina

Fräulein Schmiebikus

Will Karceski

Zippo Zimmerman