REACHING the number one spot for Christmas is a prize many singers dream about.
Now Cheltenham's Jeri Lane is hoping his new festive single will soar to the top of the pop charts.
His Euro-hit, Wrap Myself in Paper, has already reached number two on the Continent.
And his now hoping dance track will get people tapping their feet around the Christmas tree.
Jeri, who grew up in Montpellier, left for London when he was 15, attending the acclaimed Italia Conti drama school.
He moved to the Costa Blanca in Spain but is now back in his home town, where he can be closer to his family, who live in Bishop's Cleeve.
Jeri said: "I moved to Spain in 2000 in search of a warmer climate, but I moved back to Cheltenham in March.
"At the moment I live between Cheltenham, Worcester and London."
Wrap Myself in Paper is the first single to be released from his album, Acceptance, which comes out in January.
Jeri said the dance album was dedicated to his gay fans and those who did not feel accepted for who they were.
And he admitted he was particularly proud of the album after penning every track himself.
He added: "I wanted it to be released in the new year so that it would be out for the clubs in Europe when the season begins."
Wrap Myself in Paper has already enjoyed success overseas.
He said: "It reached number two in Europe which I was obviously very pleased with."
Jeri is still involved in theatre in Gloucestershire, having just been appointed vice-chairman of the Gloucester Operatic and Dramatic Society.