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Starting the Christmas festivities - UK stations ramp up for the season of goodwill

Sunday, 22nd October 2017 [updated 9th Nov, 10th Dec 2017]

Big radio groups are busy launching their Christmas stations. Eager to get you in the Christmas spirit for 2017, many are already available online, providing nonstop tunes around-the-clock to help you with festive preparations.

A recent addition to the line-up listed below is Mince Pie Non Stop Radio, from north Yorkshire's Minster FM. A festive music station playing a selection of mainstream Christmas music from the fifties to today, the popup service is available on local DAB digital radio in north Yorkshire, running until 26th December.

Community station Radio Marsden has also launched Radio Marsden Christmas for patients and staff, as well as the people of Sutton. Across Surrey, north Sussex and south London, the DAB digital radio station is raising money for raise to help keep Radio Marsden broadcasting for another year to the patients of both Royal Marsden Hospitals in Sutton and Chelsea.Radio Marsden Christmas station

Try this listen live link: Radio Marsden Christmas

United Kingdom-based Santa Radio is available to listen to online, with 24/7 Christmas tunes, celebrity messages and even a few words from Father Christmas himself! Santa Radio is extremely popular in the UK, so give it a try. There's also Radio Santa, if you want to switch the tunes around.

Magic Christmas is making its first appearance on DAB digital radio this year - temporarily replacing Kiss Fresh on national digital radio. Look for Mag Xmas or Magic Xmas in your station list, after temporarily tuning to LBC or Capital Xtra on national digital radio.
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Try this listen live link: Heart Extra Xmas online and on digital radio

Heart Extra Xmas is launching with Christmas pop and rock songs with a festive feel at midnight on Thursday 9th November 2017 - you can find out more about the station. Alexa command: play Heart Extra.Scottish Sun Xmas Radio logo

Try this listen live link: Scottish Sun Xmas Radio

The Scottish Sunís Xmas Radio has made its festive appearance again this year, with 'round-the-clock festive hits up until the big day and beyond. The station is available to listen to online and is on DAB digital radio across Central Scotland on the regional DAB digital radio bundle serving Edinburgh, Glasgow and surrounding areas and in Aberdeenshire on the local DAB digital radio bundle for Aberdeen and surrounds.
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Christmas FM launched on local DAB digital radio in Surrey, north Sussex and south London; and in North Wales and West Cheshire on 27th November. The station, usually broadcast from Ireland but hopping across the Irish Sea for UK-based editions, will be available on DAB until Boxing Day. Alexa command: play Christmas FM.
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The Wave Christmas, Signal Christmas and Pulse Christmas all launched on local DAB digital radio and online at 12pm on 10th November across South-West Wales, Stoke & Staffordshire and Bradford & Huddersfield respectively.

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Swansea's The Wave Christmas promises 'round-the-clock seasonal pop and Christmas rock in stereo on DAB digital radio in and around the Swansea Bay region.

Similarly, in Stoke-on-Trent, Signal Christmas celebrates the festive season , playing very familiar Christmas tunes in stereo all day.

Bradford & Huddersfield DAB radio listeners can tune in to Pulse Christmas, broadcasting in stereo throughout the season, ending shortly after Boxing Day.

If you can get local stations The Wave, Pulse 1 & 2 or Signal 1 & 2 on your DAB digital radio, look for these extra stations - Pulse Xmas, Wave Xmas, Signal Xmas - on your DAB station list, by tuning to them first and looking for these special xmas editions in your DAB station list. You can also retune your DAB digital radio if you're having problems seeing the stations in your list. You can also listen online to these xmas stations by clicking on the station logos (try an alternative browser if no sound plays).

To receive DAB digital radio services, you need a newer type of radio which can pick up both DAB and DAB+ digital broadcasts over the airwaves through its built-in aerial, to make sure you've a future-proofed way of listening to DAB digital radio. We've links to good models on our pages, or scroll down the page for some quick links to both DAB and DAB+, and internet radio, receivers.

Related links:
DAB Buyers' Guide, on this website.
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