Andy Kim Christmas Special Raises Over $190,000

The 16th Annual Andy Kim Christmas Special, presented by AIR MILES, that aired on December 19th and December 24th on Citytv raised over $190,000 for Crew Nation, CAMH Gift of Lights and Food Banks Canada. AIR MILES also gave viewers the chance to donate Miles towards rewards that directly benefitted Food Banks Canada and raised over $40,000.


Quote from Singer Andy Kim

Work is just work unless there is The Purpose. I’m lucky and blessed to have been alongside the inspired who understood helping those in need was paramount during the 2020 Christmas and Holiday Season. Every artist I asked to donate their time and perform a song for our Christmas Special said yes because of the idea of helping others. Whether we do this again or not, I’m thankful to everyone for their time and commitment, and to everyone watching the show at home

About the Event

The two-hour music special was broadcast on El Mocambo on December 19.  It reached over 2.5 million viewers. The special re-aired on Christmas Eve and had over 2.3 million Canadians tuning in.

The host of special were Tara Slone and Cityline host Tracy Moore.  It gave Canadians a classic variety entertainment show over the holidays. Performances included Andy Kim, Barenaked Ladies, Broken Social Scene, Buffy Sainte-Marie, City and Colour, Glass Tiger & Roch Voisine, Jully Black, Kardinal Offishall, Ron Sexsmith, Sam Roberts, Sarah McLachlan, Serena Ryder and William Prince.

About Andy Kim

Over Andy’s career, he has sold over 30 million records.  Hit songs include “Baby, I Love You” and “Rock Me Gently”. Kim also co-wrote “Sugar, Sugar”.

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Jovin Tardif
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