Back in 1984, a group of British musicians got together to make a Christmas song which also served as a means to bring attention to a terrible famine in Africa, and to collect aid to relieve that famine. The collected musicians called themselves Band Aid, and the song was called "Do They Know It's Christmas?" It turned into one of the most important and monumental singles ever to hit the charts, eventually inspiring other similar efforts in the U.S. and elsewhere, and culminating in the incredible Live Aid concert in 1985. It was one of the most memorable musical moments of the '80s.. and serves as a positive example even today.
To all my readers: Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, and Happy Holidays!!!