Greatest Time of Year

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"Greatest Time of Year"
Single by Aly & AJ
from the album Acoustic Hearts of Winter
Released September 2006 (U.S.)
(see release history)
Format Digital download
Radio Disney single
Recorded 2006
Genre Pop Rock, Christmas
Length 3:13 (Single Version)
3:39 (Album Version)
2:19 (All Wrapped Up Version)
Label Hollywood
Writer(s) Alyson Michalka, Amanda Michalka, Antonina Armato, Tim James
Aly & AJ main singles chronology
"Chemicals React"
(2006)
"Greatest Time of Year"
(2006)
"Potential Breakup Song"
(2007)
Aly & AJ chronology
"Chemicals React"
(2006)
"Greatest Time of Year"
(2006)
"Shine"
(2006)

"Greatest Time of Year" is the only single from Aly & AJ's Christmas album Acoustic Hearts of Winter. The single was used for The Santa Clause 3, similar to the way Hilary Duff's song "Santa Clause Lane" was used for The Santa Clause 2, and the music video also had scenes from the film. The video first aired on October 16, 2006 on the Disney Channel. The single debuted at number 96 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Song information[edit]

The song was released to iTunes as the single version.

The song is also featured in Disney's holiday albums, Disney Channel Holiday and All Wrapped Up. The version in Disney Channel Holiday is the album version, while the version in All Wrapped Up is a new edit, which has no bridge, and ended with a live-audience sound. In 2011, this song was included in the Soundtrack album of the second Barbie Christmas movie, Barbie: A Perfect Christmas, as the bonus track. Ordered to be the 6th song in the list

Track listings and formats[edit]

Digital single (U.S., November 21, 2006)[1]
No. Title Length
1. "Greatest Time of Year" (Music Video Version) 3:13
2. "Radio Disney Interview"   2:47
Total length:
6:00

Music video[edit]

  • The music video was directed by Declan Whitebloom.[2] The video does not include the intro but instead skips to the first verse of the song, and it also leaves out a small 8 second snippet just before the bridge. There are no other differences. The music video first aired on Disney Channel after Twitches in October 2006. Disney has begun airing it more frequently once The Santa Clause 3 came out in theaters and its Billboard debut. A version without any Santa Clause 3 scenes is featured on MTV.com

Release history[edit]

Date Country Format Label
September, 2006 United States Radio Disney Hollywood Records
November 21, 2006 Digital download

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[3] 96
U.S. Billboard Pop 100[4] 72

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