Crowborough care home hopes to get Christmas number one Brighton News

With last year’s winner Ladbaby out of the running, a group of unexpected music artists from Heather View in Crowborough want to claim the top spot in the charts with their offering “Christmas Celebration”.

Following the success of Heather View’s Song For A King earlier this year, which saw residents at the home make headlines for their tribute to King Charles III, the budding songwriters were inspired to take things to the next level and show just how much their song-writing skills “sleigh”.

While the rest of the country was getting a head start on their Christmas shopping, residents and team members were donning their festive jumpers and writing the hit.

The Argus: Residents and team members donned their best festive attire to share their favourite memories of the festive seasonResidents and team members donned their best festive attire to share their favourite memories of the festive season (Image: Heather View)

All residents at Heather View were involved in the process, discussing their favourite Christmas traditions and memories to come up with a song which would capture the magic of the festive season.

The song was then recorded using professional equipment in the home’s own recording studio set up in the soundproof cinema room – decorated with tinsel, baubles and lights for the full Christmas experience.

Home manager Natasha King led on the vocals while a chorus of residents enthusiastically supported with their best festive harmonies.

Resident Pauline Jones, 86, said: “I really enjoyed the whole process of making the song and I can’t wait to hear the finished product. I loved discussing our favourite Christmas memories and dressing up in our festive T-shirts.”


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Monica Lanfear, 94, said: “I love Christmas and it’s always such a lot of fun here at Heather View – we have so much going on. I love all the festive traditions like watching the royal speech and making Christmas wreaths.

The Argus: All residents got involvedAll residents got involved (Image: Heather View)

The song is available on major streaming platforms, such as Spotify and iTunes.

“Christmas is such a special time of the year here at Heather View and, after the success of our Song For A King we just knew we had to capture the Christmas magic with something new,” said Ms King.

“Brainstorming ideas for the lyrics provided an excellent opportunity for residents to share fond memories and discuss their favourite traditions with each other – from listening to the annual royal speech, to board games with families and debates over whether Baileys or Babycham is the superior Christmas Day tipple.

“Reminiscence activities are incredibly important for older people, especially those living with dementia, as it provides chance to reflect on happy memories and form connections with those around them, increasing wellbeing.

“We all had a fantastic time proving that you’re never too old to pursue your rock star dreams by penning Christmas Celebration and are delighted we can now share this with the world – we’ll all be glued to the Christmas charts as we aim for number one this Christmas.”

For more information on Heather View’s Christmas song, visit


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This notice was published: 2023-12-17 05:00:00

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