The Christmas season is set to begin early this year, with Kate Miller-Heidke and The Beards teaming up to deliver a new, tongue-in-cheek Christmas classic titled ‘I’m Growing A Beard Downstairs For Christmas’.

Miller-Heidke has long been one of Australia’s most acclaimed singing and songwriting talents and The Beards have been consistently hailed as the best facial hair-themed comedy rock band in the entire country.

Together, the two have made bearded, innuendo-laden magic, addressing the twin issues of “manscaping and clamscaping” with a smile and promoting traditional Christmas values like togetherness and not shaving your pubic areas.

“The Beards opened for me on tour a couple of years ago, and some of their fans heckled me for not having a beard. This song is my revenge on them,” said Miller-Heidke. “Also, it taps into my sick love of Christmas songs.”

“It’s one of the poppiest, most upbeat songs I’ve ever written and it’s my dream that it gets played at Westfield during extended Christmas shopping hours. Also, it’s for charity.” Charity? What? Oh yeah.

All of the proceeds from the single will be going to Bowel Cancer Australia to help them with their annual fundraising effort, Decembeard. The track is available through iTunes and other outlets from Friday, 27th November.

Miller-Heidke recently announced an extensive string of tour dates to celebrate all of the projects she’s got on the go, which also includes the opening of her very own opera, The Rabbits. Check out the dates and details below.

Kate Miller-Heidke National Tour Dates

Thursday, 11th February 2016
The Byron Theatre, Byron Bay (All Ages)

Tickets: Http://Www.Byroncentre.Com.Au & (02) 6685 6807

Friday, 12th February 2016
Ipswich Civic Centre, Ipswich (All Ages)

Tickets: Http://Www.Ipswichciviccentre.Com.Au & (07) 3810 6100

Sunday, 14th February 2016
The Triffid, Brisbane (18+)

Tickets: Http://Tickets.Thetriffid.Com.Au

Thursday, 18th February 2016
The Factory Theatre,Sydney (All Ages)

Tickets: Http://Www.Factorytheatre.Com.Au

Friday, 19th February 2016
Laycock Street Theatre, Gosford (All Ages)

Tickets: Http://Www.Gosford.Nsw.Gov.Au/Theatres (02) 4323 3233

Saturday, 20th February 2016
Estonian House, Melbourne (18+)

Tickets: Http://Shadowelectric.Com.Au/Tix

Wednesday, 2nd March 2016
The Spiegeltent, Adelaide (All Ages)
Tickets: Www.Gardenofunearthlydelights.Com.Au

Friday, 4th March 2016
J-Shed, Bathers Beach, Fremantle (18+)

Tickets: Www.Jshed.Com.Au

Wednesday, 9th March 2016
Montrose Town Centre, Montrose (All Ages)

Tickets: Www.Culturetracks.Info & 1300 368 333

Friday, 11th March 2016
Burrinja Cultural Centre, Upwey (All Ages)

Tickets: Http://Www.Burrinja.Org.Au & (03) 9754 8723

Saturday, 12th March 2016
Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy (All Ages)
Tickets: Http://Www.Portfairyfolkfestival.Com