You Sing, I Write: Song of the Week: "Do They Know It's Christmas?"

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Song of the Week: "Do They Know It's Christmas?"

A fitting song for Christmas Day, this week's song of the week is the 1984 Band Aid song, "Do They Know It's Christmas?" The song features Sting, Bono, Duran Duran, Paul Young among many others, all who contributed to the track to help raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia.

I just read a touching article on that demonstrates the power of giving titled "Blog 'miracle' saves Christmas." Oliver Janney writes, "This is a happier story of one family whose financial ruin was averted by the actions of a friend, the compassion of strangers, the networking power of the Internet and the holiday spirit of giving." Read more here. Merry Christmas!

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