Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor Create Christmas Film for Fans

Queen icons Brian May and Roger Taylor posted their personal Christmas messages to fans worldwide via a specially created animated film for the band’s song “Thank God It’s Christmas,” originally released in November 1984.

Brian and Roger’s Christmas messages can be seen here:


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Just in case you didn’t know the words !!! There is this version !!! Bri

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Happy Holidays. 🔗⬆️

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“Thank God It’s Christmas” was a rare song writing collaboration between Taylor and May. The song spent six weeks in the UK charts over the Christmas and New Year period in 1984 and 1985. It enjoyed a second lease of life in 1995, when the song was coupled with the hit single “A Winter’s Tale” from the album Made In Heaven. The track receives a fully animated treatment in this new release.

The concept for the animated film came directly from May and Taylor, who explained their thoughts behind it, with Taylor saying: “Ironically, Christmas tends to be such a stressful time for so many of us. [There are] so many emotions, joyful memories of past Christmases as delighted children and as responsible adults and parents. It's just a great relief when it finally happens.”

May added: “The video goes a little further by including a subtle reminder that we as humans now need to feel a responsibility for the welfare of ALL creatures on Earth—not just for our own benefit, and that of our grandchildren, but out of respect for the rights of the animals themselves.”

Working with May and Taylor, the film was directed and animated on their behalf by Justin Moon and executive produced by Drew Gleason for production company °1824.

The new “Thank God It’s Christmas” film is available to enjoy in two versions

Lyric version: