AN: Do They Know It's Christmas? is a song originally recorded by top stars in the 80's to raise funds and awareness for starving people in Africa, and it was recorded again in 2014. I thought it would be sweet if the wizarding world did something similar.
Disclaimer: All characters belong to JKR, and I'm not quite sure who the lyrics of Do They Know It's Christmas? belong to, but they aren't mine.
Do They Know It's Christmas?
"Ms. Warbeck, thank you so much for coming." The recording assistant scurries forward and shakes the hand of Celestina Warbeck, the popular singing sorceress. Celestina beams.
"The pleasure is all mine," she says. This is such a worthwhile cause."
The assistant smiles as well. "Yes, the Weird Sisters are already here, as well as some other notable names, so I think we'll get started."
The musicians set up their equipment. Celestina and the other singers warm up quickly and the recording begins. The Weird Sisters' lead singer starts the song.
"It's Christmastime, there's no need, to be afraid. At Christmastime, we let in light, and we banish shade."
Celestina jumps in.
"And in our world, of plenty, we can spread a smile of joy. Throw your arms around the world, at Christmastime!"
The musicians record throughout the day, pausing several times. At the end of the day when the recording witches and wizards are satisfied, the wizards are released from the studio, promising to come back the next day to see the sounds all edited together.
Kirley McCormack, lead guitarist of the Weird Sisters, grins. It's the first live performance of the immediate hit, Do They Know It's Christmas, and his band couldn't be more excited. There's a huge turnout, with popular wizards and witches including Minister for Magic Kingsley Shacklebolt and Harry Potter himself in the audience.
The musicians step out onto the stage to the roaring of the crowd. The stage crew has hired a troupe of dancing skeletons, which immediately strike poses that could be taken as serious or silly. The musicians take their places as well, lining up, and Kirley strikes the first chord that begins the song.
The song goes excellent, and at the end, the performing witches and wizards stand arm in arm. They sway back and forth as they swing in unison.
"Feed, the, wo-orld. Let them know it's Christmastime. Feed, the, wo-orld. Let them know it's Christmastime again!"
Thank you for reading, and wishing all of you a very happy holiday season.