Christmas classics are given a St Albans Businesses twist in aid of Home-Start Herts

Filming of this year's St Albans Businesses Christmas video - East 17's Stay Another Day.

Filming of this year's St Albans Businesses Christmas video - East 17's Stay Another Day. - Credit: Archant

In the words of Noddy Holder: “It’s Chriiiiisssstmaaaaaass!” Which can only mean one thing - the annual St Albans Businesses (SABs) charity video.

The networking group is following its huge success with last year’s rendition of Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop This Feeling, which currently has over 16,000 hits and has raised thousands of pounds for family support charity Home-Start Herts. The production was later shortlisted in the documentaries category of the Charity Film Awards.

Bringing together representatives from a wealth of local companies, the SABs have compiled their own unique intepretations of classic Christmas tracks.

The video was created by Yellow Lizard Media with the support of Principal Chauffeurs and Principal Security as headline sponsors and with the likes of Thompson, Ye Olde Fighting Cocks and Village Workspace giving their venues to the cause.

Tracks featured include Wham!’s Last Christmas, It’ll Be Lonely This Christmas by Mud, and the legendary Stay Another Day by East 17.

Filming of this year's St Albans Businesses Christmas video - Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas

Filming of this year's St Albans Businesses Christmas video - Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas? - Credit: Archant


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Sue Wybrow, founder of SABs and owner of Popdance dance classes, explained: “We wanted to come up with another hit after last year’s amazing BAFTA-nominated video and this was a surefire success - Dan and Scott from Yellow Lizard are a dream to work with.”

Herts Ad group editor Matt Adams appeared as a member of Mud: “Any excuse to dress up in fake fur and take part in iconic tracks is always a winner’”

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June Cory, aka George Michael, of My Mustard advertising agency, said: “When you get ‘the call’ from Sue and the boys from Yellow Lizard, you know that the fun is ON! It was great to work with some terrific local business owners, raise money for fabulous Home-Start and drink Ribena at Thompsons - all in a day’s work when you are part of St Albans Businesses”.

Suzy Moody of Home-Start, who appeared as Slade’s Noddy Holder himself, said “We never know what St Albans Businesses will come up with next, but we know it will be a winner and great fun to be involved with.”

Filming of this year's St Albans Businesses Christmas video - Sue Wybrow directs East 17.

Filming of this year's St Albans Businesses Christmas video - Sue Wybrow directs East 17. - Credit: Archant

If you like the video, please donate to Home-Start Hertfordshire via this link - http://www.goldengiving.com/charity/home-start-hertfordshire

Filming of this year's St Albans Businesses Christmas video - Last Christmas by Wham!

Filming of this year's St Albans Businesses Christmas video - Last Christmas by Wham! - Credit: Archant

Filming of this year's St Albans Businesses Christmas video - East 17.

Filming of this year's St Albans Businesses Christmas video - East 17. - Credit: Archant

Filming of this year's St Albans Businesses Christmas video - Mud.

Filming of this year's St Albans Businesses Christmas video - Mud. - Credit: Archant

Filming of this year's St Albans Businesses Christmas video.

Filming of this year's St Albans Businesses Christmas video. - Credit: Archant

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