Christmas Comes Early As Heart Xmas Launches in October!
Heart Switches On Christmas Earlier Than Ever Before With A Radio Station Playing Non-Stop Festive Favourites, 24/7
Listen To Heart Xmas Today On DAB Digital Radio & Global Player
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Christmas comes early today (Sunday 25th October) with the launch of Heart Xmas – a radio station playing the greatest feel good festive hits of all time, non-stop, 24/7. As the clocks turn back and British Summer Time ends, it’s officially Christmas time on Heart as the UK’s biggest commercial radio brand launches its much-loved festive sister station earlier than ever before.
With just over 60 days to go until the big day, Heart Xmas is turning up festive feel good for the remainder of 2020 with the ultimate seasonal soundtrack, 24/7, on DAB Digital Radio and Global Player.
Heart Xmas will be playing all the festive favourites including; Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You, Wham!’s Last Christmas, Chris Rea’s Driving Home For Christmas and Band Aid’s Do They Know it’s Christmas?, helping bring some much-needed Christmas cheer to 2020.
The return of Heart Xmas comes as connected listening to Heart continues to boom amid the pandemic as the nation turns to radio for escapism, comfort and feel good entertainment. Year on year, Heart has seen connected listening sessions rise by 26% whilst listening hours have shot up 57%.
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! 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!”
“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.”
JAMIE THEAKSTON, HEART BREAKFAST CO-HOST
Heart Xmas is available across the UK on DAB digital radio (you may need to retune your DAB radio) and on Global Player on your smart speaker (“play Heart Christmas”), iOS or Android device and at heart.co.uk/radio/heartxmas.
October 28, 2020 5:29am ET by Global