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Peter Hollens releases a cappella rendition of 'Mary, Did You Know?' and promotes LDS Christmas video

Singer Peter Hollens released an a cappella rendition of "Mary, Did You Know?" Wednesday after fans requested the arrangement. The video garnered more than 197,000 views in less than 24 hours.

The video is part of "12 Days of Social," a campaign promoting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' "A Savior is Born" Christmas initiative.

Hollens concluded the video by thanking viewers and encouraging them to watch the church's Christmas video, "A Savior is Born."

Last year, Peter Hollens joined The Piano Guys, David Archuleta, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and other YouTube stars to perform a rendition of "Angels We Have Heard on High" as part of the world's largest Nativity. Hollens noted that the experience was "just so lovely."

Hollens has worked with several members of the LDS community, including Lindsey Stirling, Stuart Edge and the Gardiner Sisters.

"Anytime in my entire life I've ever worked with anyone in the LDS community, …I've had such a tremendous time, and it's been, you know, some of my best experiences in the music industry, you know, lovely, trustworthy people who are genuine and authentic," Hollens said. "They just have such great values, and I think sometimes that's lacking overall in the industry. I will always be willing and very interested in working with anyone in this community. I just love them."

The "12 Days of Social" videos are available on christmas.mormon.org.

Alex Johnson writes for the Faith and Family sections of DeseretNews.com.

Email: ajohnson@deseretdigital.com

Twitter: @axelrad_