Elvis Presley and the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin are just two of 11 acts gracing the tracklist of "A Very Special Christmas: Icon," the latest in a long line of compilation discs benefiting the Special Olympics and in 2013 celebrates its 26th year.
Elvis and Aretha are joined by a flurry of artists on the album -- with certain inclusions representing classic hits in the Christmas genre, including Elvis Presley's "Blue Christmas," Wham!'s "Last Christmas" and John Lennon & Yoko Ono's "Happy Xmas (War is Over)." Other artists featured on the compilation include Sting, Carrie Underwood, Josh Groban, Rod Stewart, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Sheryl Crow and Jon Bon Jovi.
Since its inception, the series has raised royalties of $116 million supporting Special Olympics programs - Out this week.
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