A new benefit release features a collection of Christmas-themed songs by John Lennon, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Jon Bon Jovi and Rod Stewart. Proceeds from the release will go to the Special Olympics.
Icon: A Very Special Christmas,’ available now via Universal Music Enterprises, includes Lennon and Yoko Ono's ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over),’ Tom Petty's ‘Christmas All Over,’ Bon Jovi's ‘Please Come Home for Christmas,’ Sting’s I Saw Three Ships’ and Stewart's ‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!’
Other artists appearing on the collection include Aretha Franklin, Sheryl Crow, and Elvis Presley.
The ‘A Very Special Christmas’ series has proven very successful, raising over 116 million dollars for the Special Olympics programs since 1987.