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An entire album of Christmas songs sung by GOATS is going viral, as people around the world download their favourite classics sung with a twist.  

‘All I want for Christmas is a Goat’ is a new album developed by ActionAid in Sweden and consists of eight festive anthems including Jingle Bells, Silent Night and White Christmas.  

Free to download on Spotify and YouTube, the album has already hit headlines globally and hopes to do the same in the UK in the lead up to the battle for Christmas number one.

So far, the most played goat anthem is well-known Christmas favourite Holy Night, with over 300,000 views on YouTube alone. ActionAid is “baah-cking” the single for Christmas Number One, but the big question is, can it “bleat” the X Factor?

Jessica Holland, ActionAid’s Head of Brand, Marketing and PR, says: “If you’re going to listen to one Christmas album this year – this is it. We’ve worked with the top “goat talent” from Sweden to take on some of the most iconic Christmas songs.

“This is the Christmas album with a difference. Behind the bleats, baaahs and goat cries we are raising awareness of ActionAid’s work fighting poverty worldwide and the positive impact that goats can have on the lives of some of the world’s poorest families.”

Jessica Holland continued: “For women and children living in poverty, every day is a constant struggle for survival. ActionAid provides hands-on, lasting solutions to help change lives for good.

“Our Gifts in Action scheme could provide a goat to women in some of the poorest communities in the world. Their milk helps nourish that family and the remainder is sold. When kids are born, some are kept to grow the herd. Others are sold so the family can buy tools and seeds. This is a charity gift that keeps on giving.”

Learn more about ActionAid’s Gifts in Action here and listen to the entire album on Spotify or YouTube.

#GoatsForXmasNo1

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