A RADIO station playing nothing but familiar Christmas favourites is returning to the airwaves in Ireland – a whopping 169 days before December 25.
Something of an annual tradition in the Emerald Isle, Christmas FM usually broadcasts in Ireland for the entirety of December.
However, with many across the country in need of a little Festive Cheer during the socially distant summer, the station is set to return – albeit with a twist.
Christmas FM will be back, but for one day only, with the station set to broadcast from 7am to midnight this Thursday, July 9, before going back into hibernation for a few months.
According to Garvan Rigby, the co-founder of Christmas FM, the special day’s broadcast is all about getting people to share and celebrate their “Christmas Magic Moments”.
“We are on the countdown to Christmas, so we’re dusting off the mics and we want to share this festive cheer with you – what better time than July when we have less than six months to go!" he said.
"We want to hear from you. Tell us about your “Christmas Magic Moments”- have you a favourite memory or is there a tradition you always do? Is there a funny story from last year? Who do you want around the kitchen table? Tell us about what makes Christmas magic for you!"
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WE’RE BACK! We’re live online tomorrow from 7am to midnight for ONE DAY ONLY to celebrate Christmas in July! We all need a bit of Christmas cheer right now. To celebrate Christmas in July, we’re giving you the chance to win one of five €100 One4All gift cards. To enter, follow Christmas FM on Instagram and share a video or photo telling us about your “Christmas Magic Moments”! It can be anything at all from memories to stories, songs, food and traditions, just something that makes Christmas magical for you. And don’t forget to tune in tomorrow for Christmas in July! Listen online, on mobile and via smart speakers 📻
The perfect excuse to hear The Pogues’ Fairytale of New York a few more times, there’s another incentive for tuning in too.
Any listeners sharing their favourite Christmas moment swith the station on Instagram will be in with a chance of winning an One4All voucher.
Merry Christmas, everyone!