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!
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
Marie von der Heydt