Can you believe it has been 25 years? Odd lyrics that sparked a movement inspiring countless other charitable endeavors by pop artists, including Live Aid and "We Are the World." Do They Know It's Christmas single handedly made activism cool all while alleviating any guilt we may have felt for our own Christmas bounty. ("tonight thank God it's them instead of you..." poor Bono - you know he didn't want to deliver that line.)
Love it or hate it, this song clearly and undeniably marks a moment in time for me and many other children of the '80's. I know I can't help but sing along. Loudly...with conviction...to the dismay of my children.