ABBA have joined the Christmas rush with the release of their first ever Christmas single, Little Things.

The track is from their comeback album Voyage and all proceeds of the song will go to Unicef to help support the Global Child Protection Fund.

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The track is described as "a gentle reflection on the joy of Christmas morning and family time around this special time of year" and follows the news that ABBA have been nominated for their first ever Grammy Award for their song I Still Have Faith In You.

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In a statement, Agnetha, Björn, Benny & Anni-Frid said, "We think it is impossible to eradicate poverty without the empowerment of women.

"That's why we support Unicef in protecting girls from sexual violence and empowering them through the Global Child Protection Fund. We have done so for many years with our song Chiquitita and now we have decided to give Unicef a Christmas gift in the form of a second song: Little Things from our album Voyage!".

The video for the single was also launched today and it is a conceptualised take on the production behind ABBA Voyage, the series of concerts featuring digital versions of ABBA that will open in London next year.

Voyage was released last month, going straight to the No. 1 spot in 18 countries including Ireland. In its first week, Voyage achieved worldwide sales in excess of one million copies and has received more than 190 million combined streams to date.

In Ireland, Voyage made a massive comeback entering the Official Irish Albums Chart at No.1, claiming the biggest opening week of 2021 so far. At the same time, Gold - Greatest Hits hit the No.6 spot in the chart, extending its run in the Top 50.

The band also claimed three entries, Don't Shut Me Down, When You Danced With Me and I Still Have Faith In You on the Irish Singles Chart.

Speaking about the success of the album, the band said, "We are so happy that our fans seem to have enjoyed our new album as much as we enjoyed making it! We are absolutely over the moon to have an album at the top of the charts again."