My Favorite Time of Year – Florin Street Band

This nostaligic themed song and video were created to represent the peace, goodwill and festive spirit that the Christmas Season is really about.

Leigh Haggerwood is an accomplished London composer who decided to write and sing a real Christmas song.

After being turned away by the record companies to bring his idea to fruition, he brought his musician friends together and created the Florin Street Band.

Together they and over a hundred talented crew generously gave their time and created this beautiful walk down memory lane that evokes the true spirit of the Christmas Season in 19th century England.

Leigh is asking people to buy this song during the month of December to support their efforts to bring real Christmas songs back.

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41 Responses to “My Favorite Time of Year – Florin Street Band”

  1. sean says:

    The question about Scrooge is…after he gave all his money away..did he ever get another date?

  2. sean says:

    …that led to a painless marriage…lol.
    Go ez. merry.

  3. sean says:

    The song is a masterpiece. It sounds realy upbeat without being churchy cheesy.

  4. christine says:

    Its a beautiful song. I don’t know what Sean means by churchy cheesy at all.
    Songs I sing in church are all extremely meaningful and heartfelt.

  5. KAY says:

    Very Christmassy. Nothing like a Dicken’s scene to evoke great Christmas memories. Thank you for an enjoyable video. Kay

  6. sujit says:

    A touchy tune to tone up everyone

  7. Bevelee says:

    What a wonderful song..it stirs the heart, puts a smile on your face and reminds us what Christmas is about. It is a time to be joyful, believing and happy! Thank you, Leigh!

  8. Rev Gus Jones says:

    Why is there an ad space on this site for a company that is well known for anti-christianism and that strongly supports life styles other than which is given by GOD as the only life styles to live, HE CALLS IT AN ABOMINATION and we should, too! The ad in ref is target (NOTICE NO CAPITOLIZATION IN THE SPELLING!)

  9. Rev Gus Jones says:

    WONDERFUL SONG

  10. Rev Gus Jones says:

    Wonderful video and a beautiful song well done.

  11. Jane B says:

    Has a beautiful, nostalgic tune etc. But It does not tell you at all why we celebrate Christmas. The fact that Jesus came to the world as God precious gift of love. Nice song, but very worldly, not really the real reason we celebrate Christmas.

  12. Connie says:

    Many thanks Leigh, and to your wonderful friends for putting this video together!
    Beautifull done, I am sharing it with my family and friends, and feel honored to be part of your future succeses in bring back the “TRADITION” in Christmas. We will play this song all year round, and am looking forward to listening to many more of your wonderful works! May you all have a Blessed Christmas!!

  13. Steve says:

    Very well done; beautiful music accompanied by a walk down memory lane in “ye Olde England” at that! But, Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Christ, our King and although he looks tothe sky during the video, he falls short of giving the glory for his gift and the ability to share it with all of us to God.

  14. Ann Hooper says:

    Great video!!! Thank you for sharing it.

  15. Tikkie says:

    it was really good.Also the aim of the band is good to bring back the memories of good old times in U.K.May GOD Bless them and use them for HIS GLORY

  16. perry mayo says:

    Beautifull song,Great.

  17. michaelmarz says:

    This song gave me goose bumps… We need some new Christmas music.
    I hope this goes out to the world and touches everyones hearts. I know it
    did mine… thank you:)

  18. MARY ADAMO says:

    VERY WELL SAID STEVE ,GOD BLESS ,JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON , CHRISTMAS HAS BEEN PUT IN THE PLACE OF AN ADVERTISEMENT YET IT IS A REAL HOLIDAY TO CELEBRATE OUR SAVIOUR’S BIRTH . IT’S NOT ABOUT THE BIGGEST PRESENT EITHER , JESUS GAVE HIS ALL TO SAVE US FROM SIN AT LEAST LET US WORSHIP HIM IN THE TIME AND SEASON OF CHRISTMAS. PUT JESUS FIRST AND ALL OTHER WILL FALL IN PLACE.THANK YOU ,GOD BLESS ,HAVE A BLESSED CHRISTMAS AND A BLESSED NEW YEAR.JESUS IS COMING SOON ,LE’S BE READY TO MEET HIM IN THE AIR ,PRAISE GOD.

  19. michaelmarz says:

    This song gave me goose bumps. I hope it gets out to the whole world
    and touches every ones hearts. I know it did mine. Thank you :)

  20. Arun Krish says:

    Really nice and a very warm song. i loved the decent lyrics all like a pleasant shower of snow like the blessings of the Heavenly father……. merry Christmas to all the brothers and sisters , uncles and aunts, cousins, grandparents and Dear friends…………… may God make us his children sensible and peace loving.

  21. shirley reynard says:

    Awonderful song and video.lifts the spirit.this is what it is all about thanks for that.and a merry christmas to all ,,

  22. a wonderful song and video.This is what Christmas spirit is all about .Amerry christmas to you all ..

  23. This is what Christmas is all about.A wonderful song and video..Amerry Christmas to you all..

  24. Dave Johnstone, St Helens (UK) says:

    Well done Leigh Haggerwood for writing, singing & performing your own new festive Christmas song with your friends & The Florin Street Band!…Against all the odds, with no financial backing from the mainstream record companies, I believe you’ve achieved a remarkable video!…I hope that you achieve great success with your production & go on to greater heights…Merry Christmas & a Happy & Prosperous New Year ahead to all involved with ‘My Favourite Time Of Year!’ – God Bless you all.

  25. nena kochuga says:

    Wow!…It’s Full of Season time of Merry Christms On ThE SkY, In AiR,
    ToWn To ToWn, StReEt tO StReE, HoUsE To HoUsE, ThE BeAuTiFuLl MuSiC AlL Of
    ThE WoRlD, FuLl Of HoLiYnEsS, SpIrIt oF GoD, GiVe Us FuLlNeSs OuR HeArT,
    He WIlL GiVe Us BrIGhTeN NeW YeAr AHeAd Of uS, ThAnK U GoD Of MighTy, EmmAnUel.
    We PrAisE U MoRe eAcH DaY…GoD, ThIs Is BeSt TiMe oF YeAr,We AlL CeLeBraTe on U’Re BiRtHdAy WhOlD WoRlD WiLl Be SpArKiNg ThE BrIgHt ShInNiNg LiGhT FoR YOU,
    Lv By GoD, Nena.

  26. connie says:

    This brought a smile to my face!Thank you!

  27. Maria Teresa Lopes says:

    I’m not English or American and this song may not speak of God, but it certainly gives you a wonderful feeling of joy and hope and puts you in the right spirit of the Season. The rythm of the song is really good and can be sung all year round. The ending is also a wonderful reminder of the eternal link between the man and his loving companion. May you all be blessed.

  28. Barbara says:

    THIS WAS WONDERFUL.I rally liked it & am passing on to all in my adress book

  29. Irona Taylor says:

    Nice song, Loved it. Coming together in friendship with joy and Love in our hearts toward our fellowman, is the message that Jesus Christ taught during his short life on earth. Jesus’ birth is the reason for the season, how wonderful it would be, if we could have this feeling in our hearts all year long. Wish you great success with the song & video.

  30. tony p.dublin says:

    wow.what a perfect Christmas song. I’ve play it over and over again. the lyrics were very updated.the orchestra are perfect.

  31. Vicki L. Beckner says:

    I think this is a very talented group. I loved the music, and words, and video was done in great taste….Congradulations to you all.

  32. maurice says:

    loved it joan and maurice new zealand

  33. Jo Otero says:

    Christmas is my favourite time of year too, but not because of presents, trees or snowy streets but because my SAVIOUR came to save me from certain death. the twinling lights are beautiful but the only light we need is the LIGHT OF THE WORLD, our LORD JESUS CHRIST. The song and video are very good and Leigh deserves success for his skill and determination in putting it together but it does not reflect what Christmas is all about; it will never replace, O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL. A merry and BLESSED CHRISTmas to you all.

  34. Damaris Cordero B. says:

    a touchy song to listen to!

  35. Percy Dias says:

    I love this song so much……Very inspiring…….God bless the entire teams efforts…….

  36. Mike Anthony says:

    It’s a Blessing and Wonderful song, I love it so much.
    Thank you for this very inspiring song, this is a Christmas Gift for me.
    JESUS bless all of the entire team. MERRY CHRISTMAS for all of you.

  37. Doris says:

    Wonderful new Christmas song and video…I really enjoyed it. Best wishes for it becoming a huge hit for next Christmas. It deserves notoriety.

  38. Lane says:

    AWESOME + moving song-message. I’ve passed it forward +
    many comments are coming back it’s one of the blesed Christmas songs of
    the season. Music is GREAT esp like the horns reminds me of a Chicago record Blessings on your moving forward WELL DONE

  39. Mary Lou says:

    Amen, Jo Olero, to your comment on December 22nd!
    My sentiments exactly! “CHRIST”- mas is the celebration
    of a Person whose life transformed the world and
    showed us how to love, be compassionate, forgive etc.
    The song evokes nostalgia – a remembering of all
    that is good from our past and the music,too, was
    uplifting. That which is “good” and that which “uplifts”
    has a deeper Source – Christ Himself whom we celebrate!

  40. laura says:

    Thanks for this Beautiful video. It makes me feel real Christmas, the spirit of which is Hope, love, goodwill and peace. Hope music lovers would buy more.

  41. Aaron Ray says:

    I am always behind in my email and I just saw the video. This is a great song and awesome presentation. I hope that it will be up earlier next year. So, I will be looking for it.

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