Elton John and Ed Sheeran singing 'Merry Christmas' together

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(CNN)Ed Sheeran and Elton John are releasing a caller Christmas duet for charity.

The song, titled "Merry Christmas," volition beryllium released connected Friday, the 2 announced Monday.

John took to Twitter to stock the news, writing, "Just nether a twelvemonth ago, I called @edsheeran to spot if helium wanted to marque a Christmas azygous with maine and present it's astir here! 'Merry Christmas' volition beryllium retired Fri 3 Dec with each proceeds from this year's Christmas play going to the Ed Sheeran Suffolk Music Foundation & [the Elton John Aids Foundation]."

    The 2 besides made a "Love Actually" themed video successful which Sheeran knocks connected John's doorway with a acceptable of enactment cards successful his hand, reading: "Hello. Last Christmas I received a telephone from my mate Elton John and helium told maine we should bash a 'Christmas Song,' And I replied 'Yeah. Maybe successful 2022.' But I really wrote the chorus that time and present we are. Our Christmas opus 'Merry Christmas' is retired this Friday. Go pre-order oregon pre-save it now. It has sleigh bells. A batch of them...."

      All proceeds from the opus volition spell to Sheeran's foundation, which provides grants to young musicians successful his hometown of Suffolk, and John's AIDS charity.

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