A family who have been recording their very own Christmas song each year since 2006 are now putting them on the biggest streaming platforms to raise money for charity.

Stuart Jackson and his wife Natalie, from Thames Ditton in Surrey, come together with their three children every year to form a group called The Screaming Jacksons.

The Jacksons have been producing their own songs as a family ever since 2006 when their three kids Will, Amber and Benji, were babies.

Mr Jackson told the The Mirror: "They started off gurgling in the background and now write, sing and perform the songs themselves ... you can hear them grow up on the record!"

The family has been sending a CD with their new song to their friends and loved ones since they started.

But they have this year decided to make the 14 songs produced between 2006-2019 available on Spotify, Amazon, Apple, Google and Deezer to raise funds for charities as they have been badly hit by the lack of fundraisers during lockdown.

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The Jacksons have now made their music available to stream

The one produced this year will be out on December 10.

Explaining how it works, Mr Jackson, who works in communications, said: "We’ll be donating every penny we earn from our Christmas songs throughout December to the charities below.

"Each charity will get the amount of money raised by the song we’ve aligned them to.

"So, the more you listen to a certain song, the more that charity will get."

While all streaming platforms have different rates, he estimates that 2,000 streams of a song will earn about £10 "for a charity that needs it at this time of year".

The family's songs will each be aligned to a charity (file pic)

He added: "Every time someone listens to any one of them throughout December, they’ll be helping someone who needs it – from the doctors and nurses who have sacrificed so much this year… to children across the world who need support… to those without a roof over their head this winter."

With almost half a billion active users every day, Mr Jackson said "there’s a real chance to make a difference".

A list of the charities each song has been aligned to

Sleigh bells and Holly (2006) NSPCC

Merry Christmas Everyone (2007) Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

The Bells of St Andrews (2008) St Andrews Church, Surbiton

The Night Before Christmas (2009) UNICEF

The Angel on the Tree (2010) Alzheimers Society

We’ll Get Home Soon (2011) Help for Heroes

Christmas Everywhere (2012) Deepalaya

Merry Christmas from Golden Square (2013) Great Ormond Street Hospital

Hey Ho It’s Christmas! (2014) British Heart Foundation

Every Winter (2015) Cancer Research

We Three Ships (2016) Royal National Lifeboat Institution

First Christmas (2017) Save The Children

Christmas Treason (2018) The Basement Door

I believe in Christmas (2019) Crisis

The songs can be accessed through the following links

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3Grf7Q0Y63J0a6KLZmh1M1?si=Gtuat1jMSBuNj6RTYI9oaA

Apple: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/the-screaming-jacksons-musical-christmas-card/1534281081

Amazon: https://music.amazon.co.uk/albums/B08KHZ7T34?ref=dm_sh_563hwspURSG1Nux89iu87VL3J

Deezer: http://www.deezer.com/album/177003762