Popular Durban songbird Haylea Heyns has teamed up with South Africa’s much loved toy retailer, Toys R Us & Babies R Us SA to celebrate this wonderful time of year with a cheerful festive tune. Heyns, whose first single as a signed artist, Feels like Christmas promises to be the Christmas song you could not get through the holidays without – and Toys R Us SA has their own unique version of this catchy Christmas tune. Customers can look forward to some sing-a-long festive fun which will add to the magical shopping experience at all Toys R Us & Babies R Us stores nationwide. “I am very excited to spread festive cheer through my song and delighted that it will be played in all Toys R Us & Babies R Us stores throughout the country. This is a very magical time of year and I hope that this new festive tune will get everyone tapping to the beat of Christmas,” says Heyns. Feels like Christmas is written and performed by Heyns -a seasoned stage performer on the local theatre scene – and now a signed recording artist with David Gresham Records. Heyns is set to become a household name on the local pop scene. The talented soprano has drawn great inspiration from the joys of holiday traditions, saying that it ignited the spirit of togetherness every year. “There’s no other time of the year that I personally feel so engaged with those around me. I love every minute of it, and feel sincerely connected to the many people from all facets of my life,” says Heyns. The happy, upbeat song is bound to put you in a holiday mood and brighten up your festivities within the first five seconds. “It's all about setting the scene and we are so pleased to share this fantastic song with our customers, " says Nicole Jansen Van Vuuren, marketing manager of Toys R Us & Babies R Us SA. “What you'll find is that Christmas music gets integrated into the music we normally play and, when you hear them, something triggers inside you. It's nostalgia. Christmas lights are going up, presents are wrapped, and you have an intense feeling of joy and laughter and most importantly the warmth of family,” says Van Vuuren. “This is an amazing Christmas song which can melt your heart. Seasonal sentimentality, the warmth of gathering friends and family, or just coming home, remain up front and celebrated,” she added. Feels like Christmas will be available on iTunes in its original format, and the Toys R Us version will be streaming soon at all Toys R Us stores. Like the Toys R Us Facebook page: ToysRUs.SouthAfrica or follow us on Twitter @ToysRUs_ZA