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My Favourite Time of Year - The Florin Street Band (New Christmas Song)

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Winner in the 2013 UK Song Writing Contest; this original Christmas song was written and produced by Leigh Haggerwood (singing lead vocals here). He has since created a Florin Street Christmas musical based on a town where music is paramount and Christmas is in everyone's heart. Another song from the story has been filmed here: http://youtu.be/ZYUAY6EN05Q and Leigh is currently discussing bringing the musical to the big screen and stage.

Please share this video and join The Florin Street Band on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/flo... Despite being made without record company help, My Favourite Time of Year has spanned the globe and is being performed by countless schools, colleges, choirs and orchestras around the world - even the United States Army band! It receives regular TV broadcasts across Europe and is touching hearts regardless of religion and nationality.

After trying to gain record company support, Leigh decided to make it happen himself so he gathered together his musician friends and wrote, produced and sung this Christmas song. The video features the skills of top director Nick Bartleet and Cinematographer John Perez (known for his work on Coldplay's Viva La Vida, Beyoncé and many other productions). You can help spread some Christmas magic by spreading the word - thanks for your support and best wishes for 2014!

My Favourite Time of Year
Words & music by Leigh Haggerwood

Verse 1

Lanterns lighting up the town,
Peace on earth is all around,
Everything is calm on Christmas Eve.
There's goodwill in the air tonight,
Angels sing by candle light,
Their voices carried on the wind.
When carol singers gather round,
When I hear that festive sound,
I wanna join with them and sing!

Chorus

They sing a merry song and we all sing along,
A festive melody that tells us Christmas time is here.
See the stars tonight; they're shining bright,
'Cause it's Christmas time and it's my favourite time of year.

Verse 2

Deck the halls with boughs of holly,
Give me mistletoe; it's the season to be jolly,
Wrapping presents, writing cards, helping decorate the tree,
But there's one thing that makes it all for me.
When carol singers gather round,
Angel voices fill the town,
It's like the world is joining in!
(Noel, Noel, Noel)

Chorus

They sing a merry song and we all sing along,
A festive melody that tells us Christmas time is here.
See the stars tonight; they're shining bright,
'Cause it's Christmas time and it's my favourite time of year.

Middle 8

Christmas Eve,
Still believe,
So excited,
Can't sleep,
When the morning comes,
Church bells ring,
And he's been!

Chorus

They sing a merry song and we all sing along,
A festive melody that tells us Christmas time is here.
See the stars tonight; they're shining bright,
'Cause it's Christmas time and it's my favourite time of year.
And it's my favourite time of year
(Noel, Noel)
End

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Since its first release in 2010, My Favourite Time of Year has been performed all over the world. Here are a few that have been uploaded to YouTube - these include a performance by an entire Italian village who re-enacted the video on stage, and an orchestral rendition by the US Army Band in Washington D.C....
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