‘Call the Midwife’ Christmas Special, Advert Music 2015 – Video, singer and song details for BBC One’s new festive TV trailer.
Song Title: Happy Xmas (War Is Over).
Artist/Singer: Christina Perri.
Available For Download From: Amazon and iTunes.
This just-released trailer for the 2015 Christmas episode of ‘Call the Midwife’ features a cover of John Lennon, Yoko Ono and The Plastic Ono Band’s 1971 single ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’.
Singing the version you hear in this BBC advert is the American musician Christina Perri, who recorded the song back in 2012. The track also featured on the 29-year-old singer-songwriter’s seasonal EP ‘A Very Merry Perri Christmas’.
Despite having now brought out a number of original songs, Christina is probably still best known around the world for her hit debut single ‘Jar of Hearts’, which reached number 4 on the UK Singles Chart in 2010.
Unlike ITV’s Downton Abbey equivalent, this years Call the Midwife Christmas special will be far from the shows last ever episode. Fans of the BBC One drama can in fact relax safe in the knowledge that the ladies are not only due to return for season 5 in 2016, but have already been commissioned for a sixth series in 2017.
The Call the Midwife Christmas special is due to broadcast on Friday the 25th of December at 7:30pm on BBC1.
The above promo video was added to the BBC’s official YouTube channel on the 14th of December, 2015.