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P.K. Subban's #CanadaCarols jingling through social media

A P.K. Subban-fronted campaign is challenging Canadians to take part in a cross-country social media singalong to brighten up the holidays for kids at the Montreal Children's Hospital.

Montreal Canadiens assistant captain collecting carols for sick kids

Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban launched the #CanadaCarols challenge yesterday. (PKSubban1/Twitter)

Montreal Canadiens defenceman and amateur crooner P.K. Subban has thrown down the holiday gauntlet, challenging everyone from tiny tots to the prime minister to a pan-Canadian Jingle Bells sing-off.

"Hey Justin Trudeau! You have great hair, but can you sing Jingle Bells?" Subban said in his latest tweet from inside the Bell Centre. 

It's all part of a Subban-fronted campaign to create a country-wide social media singalong to brighten up the holidays for kids at the Montreal Children's Hospital and other Canadian pediatric hospitals.

Earlier this year, Subban's foundation pledged $10 million to the Montreal Children's, and the new hospital named its atrium in his honour.

However, the Habs' assistant captain pledged that his involvement would go beyond just the financial. 

Subban's foundation teamed up with Air Canada and launched the #CanadaCarols call-out Tuesday, encouraging participants to make a donation to the Children's Miracle Network, as well. 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who screened the new Star Wars movie yesterday with kids at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, has not yet responded to Subban's challenge, but many others have, posting videos of themselves belting out the holiday favourite on Twitter and YouTube. 

A compilation of some of the submissions will be screened for kids in several Canadian children's hospitals on Dec. 23.

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