A radio station playing Christmas tunes 24/7 has just launched in the UK

Halloween may not have happened yet, but it seems like the countdown to Christmas is officially on.

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 20th October 2021

We know, we know, Halloween hasn’t even happened yet – but some folks just can’t wait to get stuck into Christmas this year.

Fair enough, considering what a flop Christmas 2020 was, if people want to get into the full spirit extra early this year, who are we to blame them?

We fully expect to see Christmas trees popping up in windows well before the start of December, as Brits seek to make up for that Christmas that wasn’t last year – and for those looking to get into the spirit early, there’s a radio channel to hand that’ll do all your festive soundtracking for you.

If you’re the type that’s got Mariah blasting in September, then you should be absolutely made up to hear that a festive radio station playing non-stop Christmas music has launched in the UK this week.

Yes, that’s right – a radio station dedicated entirely to Christmas songs.

The Heart Xmas radio channel has now gone live for 2021 / Credit: Mariah Carey / Vevo

Launched by Heart, the radio giant’s annual Heart Xmas radio channel has now gone live for 2021, and it’ll be playing festive feel-good tracks 24/7 from now until 27 December.


Soundtracking your Christmas right up until after Santa’s visit, listeners can expect to hear heaps of Mariah and Wham!, The Pogues, and more from the festive radio station throughout the next couple of months.

For a seasonal pick me up, tune in, and be reassured that there’s nothing better than a bit of crooning Bing Crosby of Frank Sinatra to lift your spirits. Trust us, their dulcet tones will certainly get you in the mood for some mulled wine and pigs in blankets.


To get involved, all you need to do is tune into the Heart Xmas radio channel via DAB radio, Global Player, or via the Heart website.

It’s the best time of year, so we might as well get stuck in early – it’ll do you some good.

Feature Image – Wham / Vevo