Mal Pope & Steve Balsamo Christmas Video Launched Today

'Everyone Deserves A Christmas

Today ‘Everyone Deserves A Christmas’ goes live with a video of their Christmas single ‘O Little Town Of Bethlehem’.

This reimagining of the classic Christmas Carol features a duet between, Mal Pope and Steve Balsamo, with support from Harry’s Youth Theatre Choir Swansea and the Morriston Salvation Army Band.

The video starts with a spine chilling opening monologue from BAFTA winner Michael Sheen and ends with a special message from OSCAR Winner Catherine Zeta Jones.  The video also features appearances from Davina McCall, Max Boyce, Elis James, Penny Lancaster and Bonnie Tyler.

The video was Art Directed by BAFTA Award winning Production Designer Edward Thomas, recently returned to Swansea following a year in Malta designing a new Steven Spielberg Film.

The single is taken from the album ‘Christmas with the Pope’ and is available to stream and download from all streaming sites including Spotify, iTunes and Amazon Music. The physical CD will be available from select shops or via mail order.

Details https://www.malpope.com

As well as inviting everyone to download and stream the single we are making the video available free of charge to groups to use over the festive period and asking for donations to be made to…







The annual ‘Everyone Deserves a Christmas’ campaign provides festive cheer for people who need a helping hand in the local community.

“When everyone else was pushing the boat out I was worried about just feeding my family, so didn’t feel like I was part of Christmas”, said Leanne. At Christmas no-one should be worried like Leanne.

This year, with community help, we aim to create 800 £50 food hampers full of staples like cheese, meat, and vegetables, and added goodies like pudding, chocolate and crackers. A large team of volunteers will purchase, pack and deliver the hampers in the days before Christmas.

Swansea City AFC Foundation and the Ospreys in the Community are working with Carolyn Harris MP, Julie James MS, South Wales Evening Post, Swansea Council, Bay Studios, Amazon and very many local businesses, to make this happen.

Christmas should be a time of joy and of giving. By working together, we can ensure that everyone has the joyful Christmas they deserve.

What started a few years ago with a few friends packing hampers on Carolyn Harris’ kitchen table has now developed into a city wide celebration of Christmas spirit with up to 1000 families being targeted this year for hampers and presents.

Carolyn Harris MP was recently named Campaigner of the Year at the Spectator Parliamentarian of The Year Awards.

1 thought on “Mal Pope & Steve Balsamo Christmas Video Launched Today”

  1. Lovely video very well done, its great to see community spirit when all we hear on the news & media is negative, worry & concerning topics. You are a valuable light in the darkness Mal keep up the good work, songs & uplifitng spirit.

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