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Heart FM Launch Christmas Radio Station Two Months Early

Heart FM Launch Christmas Radio Station Two Months Early

Christmas really has come early at Heart FM radio - two months early in fact.

Yep, today (Sunday 25th October) marks the opening of its seasonal channel, Heart Xmas - a radio station which will play only the greatest feel good festive hits, non-stop, 24/7.

The radio station is taking the turning of the clocks and the ending of British Summer Time as a sign that Christmas is here.

Because what's the first thing you think of when we say 'winter?' It's Christmas, right?!

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Radio just got a whole lot more festive (Credit: Shutterstock)
Radio just got a whole lot more festive (Credit: Shutterstock)

With just over 60 days to go until the big day, Heart's Xmas tunes will be available to listen to whatever hour of the day and night you choose, on DAB Digital Radio and Global Player.

The channel will be playing every festive favourite under the sun, from Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You, to Wham!'s Last Christmas.

Chris Rea's Driving Home For Christmas will also play, alongside Band Aid's Do They Know it's Christmas? - helping bring some much-needed Christmas cheer to 2020.

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Heart Xmas was a smash hit last year, but this year we all need feel-good vibes more than ever as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Andy Everett, Managing Editor of Heart, said: "With the nation turning to radio for light-hearted escapism and comfort, we are thrilled to bring listeners some festive feel good cheer earlier than ever before this year as we launch Heart Xmas today!

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"With the clocks going back, we're switching on Christmas as Heart's much-loved festive sister station returns, playing the nation's favourite festive tunes from the past 50 years, non-stop, 24/7. The countdown to the big day is officially on here on Heart Xmas!"

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Heart Breakfast's Jamie Theakston added: "It may be October, but we're kick-starting our Christmas countdown on Heart earlier than ever before!

"As the clocks go back, we're bringing the festive feel good forward to help lift the spirits of the nation over the next few months."

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Tune into Heart Xmas from today - Sunday 25th October. Heart Xmas is available across the UK on DAB digital radio (you may need to retune your DAB radio), on Global Player on your smart speaker ("play Heart Christmas"), iOS or Android device and at heartxmas.co.uk.

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Topics: Christmas, Life News, Music

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