In the beloved Christmas movie “Love, Actually“, an on-going thread throughout is aging pop star Billy Mack vying for a Christmas #1 in the UK against a popular young boy band. This year, there’s a real version of this Christmas “battle” underway and it’s just as wonderfully magical! The favourite for #1 this year in the U.K. is XFactor, however, a brilliant underdog has entered the race with their remake of “Do They Know It’s Christmas (Feed The World)“…The men and women of the Fire Service musical version, “The Fire Tones“!
A post on Facebook from Roy Jenks reads:
“Our Fire Service have created a Christmas song in an attempt to steal the UK Christmas no 1 from X-factor
And raise money for their firefighter charities.
Our firefighters put their lives in danger day-in, day-out
To get airplay on the radios and be in with a chance of beating X-factor (And their millions) to the Xmas No1, their video needs to go viral.
so please please, support your fire service and share and like this video and help them go viral and get this year’s Christmas No 1.”
It has all the charm of the movie version, none of the nudity ;), and a real-life charity component. We may be on the wrong side of “the pond” to make any difference in their chart position but we surely can assist in advancing the virility of the video! Brilliant job ladies and gents! Wishing you all the Christmas magic it takes to get you to #1!
For more on the fabulous men and women you see singing in the video check out their website: “The Firetones”