Greatest Time of Year

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"Greatest Time of Year"
Greatest Time of Year (Aly & AJ single - cover art).jpg
Single by Aly & AJ
from the album Acoustic Hearts of Winter
A-side "Winter Wonderland"
Released November 21, 2006
Recorded 2006
Label Hollywood
  • Armato
  • James
Aly & AJ main singles chronology
"Chemicals React"
"Greatest Time of Year"
"Potential Breakup Song"

"Chemicals React"
"Greatest Time of Year"
"Potential Breakup Song"
Aly & AJ singles chronology
"Chemicals React"
(2006) Chemicals React2006
"Greatest Time of Year"
(2006) Greatest Time of Year2006
(2006) Shine2006

"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: The Escape Clause, 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 US 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[edit]

CD single and digital download

  1. "Greatest Time of Year" – 3:13
  2. "Winter Wonderland" – 2:43

Music video[edit]

  • The music video was directed by Declan Whitebloom.[1] 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

Release history[edit]

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


Chart (2006) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 96
US Billboard Pop 100[3] 72


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