U2′s Bono attracts rowdy fans on Dublin street - Watch how they react react when he sings 'O Come all ye Faithful' on Christmas Eve.

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Dave Urbanski, The Blaze

For the last several Christmas Eves, U2′s Bono has appeared on the streets of Dublin to "busk" (i.e., sing/perform in exchange for donations) on behalf of a charity that helps the homeless.

This Christmas Eve was no different, as a wild crowd gathered around Bono and Irish songwriter Glen Hansard -- who plays for The Frames and The Swell Season and starred in the 2007 film "Once," winning an Oscar for Best Original Song ("Falling Slowly") -- while the pair prepared to sing and play without amplification.

No worries. The rowdy group erupted, drowning out Bono's voice on the chorus to "Merry Xmas Everybody," a 1973 song by the English group Slade. The mood was electric.

Then Bono quieted the throng and introduced the final song: "For the child who was born...in the straw of poverty, I would like to sing an actual carol."

With that Bono began intoning "O Come All Ye Faithful."

The out-of-control crowd, once in a frenzy, demonstrated a noticeable shift in tone, especially as they sing along with Bono the well-known chorus: "O come let us adore him, O come let us adore him, O come let us adore him, Christ the Lord."

As Bono has done from time to time with his own songs, he forgets a few of the lyrics...but the spirit he makes room for is something to behold.

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