Professor Flitwick has taken some time off from his duties of reprimanding Hogwarts students to bring some joy this holiday season. Actor Warwick Davis joined together with a bunch of other witches and wizards to bring some Christmas cheer by making an album that will raise money for the charity Lumos. Founded by J.K. Rowling, the charity fights to keep children out of orphanages.
The album, titled A Magical Time of Year, features singing from actors from the Harry Potter films, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and The Cursed Child. Fans who were hoping to hear the Phelps brothers’ rendition of “Jingle Bells” will just have to wait. Instead, there’s a clever mix of Christmas classics — some standard and some, uh, unusual. Plus, £1.20 (that’s $1.58 in U.S. dollars) from every album sold will be donated to the charity.
Ezra Miller covers “O Holy Night” in a haze of ’80s synthesizer, delivering the unique rendition we didn’t know we needed. Earlier on in the tracklist, Kevin Guthrie sings “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” and puts the listener into the comfortable candy-cane cloud we’re used to this time of year.
Watch Cursed Child actors Thomas Aldridge and Michelle Gayle below.
That magical feeling that comes when we help people may be the closest most of us get to Hogwarts. The album is available from major streaming services, such as Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music. Check out the entire track list below.
- “What Christmas Means to Me” – Thomas Aldridge
- “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!” – Claudia Kim
- “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” – Kevin Guthrie
- “The Christmas Song” – Chris Jarman
- “Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah” – Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller
- “Silent Night” – Michelle Gayle
- “Merry Christmas Everyone” – Warwick Davis
- “Santa Baby” – Poppy Corby-Tuech
- “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve” – Thomas Aldridge, Michelle Gayle
- “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” – Alison Sudol
- “White Christmas” – David Bradley
- “Come, O Come, Emmanuel” – William Nadylam
- “O Holy Night” – Ezra Miller
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