Do They Know It’s Christmas? is one of my all time favourite songs. There’s not a single time that I’ve heard it that I haven’t thought of the meaning behind it and the reason the song was written in the first place. It reminds me how one person can fuse their passion with a purpose and change the world. Is it a bit sappy? Yes, but you know what I love the most about it? The unbridled joy and optimism you feel when you hear that song. “Feed the World” is not just a chorus. It’s a mission statement and a call to action. It is incredibly powerful. I always feel so inspired after hearing it as though I can do anything and I can make a difference.
The song goes hand in hand with one of my favourite quotes from A Christmas Carol which I’ve recently re-read for book club:
“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” – Ebenezer Scrooge
Let us never forget the message behind the song: “Feed the world. Let them know it’s Christmastime.”
On a completely shallow note, I love this video for the vintage Boy George, Simon Le Bon and George Michael. I love them still.
Help feed the world. Donate to your local food bank, soup kitchen or charity of choice. As someone who works in non-profit, trust me when I say every cent counts. While we’re at it, why not download the song?
What songs inspire you? I’d love to hear them!