There is no better way to get yourself in the Christmas spirit than with a healthy dose of festive music. Christmas FM is a perennial favourite, and we can’t wait – here are all the details for when Christmas FM is back on the airwaves!
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Seen by many (including me!) as the official soundtrack to Christmas, Christmas FM plays new and old Christmas classics, bringing plenty of seasonal magic through the airwaves!
You can get ready to sing along to all your festive favourites from November 28th, with the fun continuing until December 27th.
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Why We Love Christmas FM
Entirely funded through sponsorship and staffed by volunteers, Christmas FM will be celebrating its 12th year on air this year and has raised almost €2 million for a range of wonderful charities. Broadcasting almost nationwide, the station is listened to by almost 1 in 3 adults – and more than a few kids!
Thanks to sponsors and partners who cover the costs of running the station each year, 100% of listener donations go to the annual charity partner.
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Christmas FM’s Charity Partner
Each year Christmas FM partners with an official charity partner – this year, it’s the turn of Barretstown, which marks its 25th anniversary in 2019.
Barretstown was founded by Hollywood actor and philanthropist Paul Newman in 1994 and is modelled on his renowned Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Connecticut, USA. It serves children affected by serious illnesses – primarily cancer and serious blood diseases – and their families. Since 1994 it has served over 50,000 campers.
Childhood stops for seriously ill children. Through its free, specially-designed camps and programmes, Barretstown brings back the fun. To mark its 25th anniversary it launched its nationwide Press Play campaign to achieve its vision that by 2024, every child with a serious illness in Ireland will have the opportunity to avail of one of Barretstown’s therapeutic programmes.
Christmas FM wants to “press play” on over 850 days of life-changing programmes at Barretstown, rebuilding the lives of seriously ill children.
All funds raised in 2019 will go directly towards Barretstown’s mission of rebuilding the lives of seriously ill children and their families, through life-changing therapeutic programmes in a safe, fun and supported environment.
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How Can I Tune In?
If you fancy listening to Last Christmas, Feliz Navidad, and Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer (a great one to sing along to!), Christmas FM will broadcast on the FM band in Ireland from November 28th til December 27th. You can check your local Christmas FM frequency here.
Virgin Media Digital TV subscribers in Ireland can listen in on Channel 900 during the on-air dates.
But, wait for it! The news that really made my day is that I can actually listen to Christmas FM all year round! It’s true – you can sing along to your festive favourites 24/7 every day throughout the year online and via the mobile apps.
I can’t wait!
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Is Christmas FM a must-have in your house each year? Will you be tuning in? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!