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Game Changer: A Very Special Christmas

“A Very Special Christmas” (AVSC) is the most successful benefit recording in history. Not only did AVSC introduce Christmas classics like Madonna’s “Santa Baby” and Run-D.M.C.’s “Christmas In Hollis” to the airwaves, the album series has raised over $131 million for Special Olympics. Royalties from AVSC catalyzed the international growth of Special Olympics, with grant money distributed to new and emerging Programs in over 160 countries and territories over the last 30 years. Hear from Bono, Joey Simmons, Jimmy Iovine, Vicki Iovine, and Bobby Shriver about the album series that changed the game for inclusion!