Get ready for this year's Radio Christmas and Steve might not be involved this year, or might not be involved so much this year.
We start from the 1st December with Phil Parkinson´s The Big Breakfast Show.
‘Tis the season for PTX Holiday music and we’re SO excited to announce that our new Christmas collection - The Best of Pentatonix Christmas - will be released on Oct 25th!
This album features all of your favorite PTX holiday tracks and collabs plus 4 NEW SONGS! Pre-save it on Spotify and Apple Music today!
Carrie Underwood Just Released Her First-Ever Christmas Album and It Includes a Duet With Her Son.
Is there anything Carrie Underwood can't do? This year the singer, author, and sometimes beekeeper is also kicking off Christmas three months early with her first-ever, full-length holiday album, My Gift, which is available from September 25th.
“I’ve always wanted to make a Christmas album and it’s been a long time coming,” Underwood revealed on her website. After wrapping up her Cry Pretty Tour 360 performances last year, the singer says it was the perfect time for her to focus on making it.
Multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls release their first-ever holiday record It's Christmas All Over via Warner Records.
Comprised of cover renditions of classic fan-favorites as well as two new originals all in the spirit of Christmas, the album promises to deliver a much-needed warmth and hope to 2020. Produced by frontman John Rzeznik alongside the band's longtime collaborators Brad Fernquist and Jimmy McGorman, the record was created during lockdown this year.
Grammy-winning, entertainment icon, Dolly Parton, is helping to make 2020 a little bit brighter globally with the announcement of her brand new Christmas album, “A Holly Dolly Christmas".
The upcoming holiday album, releasing on Butterfly Records in partnership with 12Tone Music, is Dolly’s first holiday album in 30 years. This festive collection of music includes some of the timeless Christmas songs we all know and love, as well as a few original tracks from Dolly. Dolly solely wrote 5 songs on the album and 1 additional co-write with Kent Wells. The album also features incredible duets with some of Dolly’s dearest friends including Michael Bublé, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon and Willie Nelson, plus a special song with her brother, Randy Parton.
RESCUED FROM THE STREETS AND NOW HELPING VULNERABLE KIDS
When Sergio was 15 he was rescued from the streets of Guatemala and taken into a rehabilitation programme.
Adjusting after living on the streets for many years was not easy, but Sergio managed to get through two rehabilitation programmes and understand the unique challenges he would face in "normal" society.
Sergio now helps run a rehab centre near Guatemala City and has started to reach out to vulnerable children in the community where the centre is.
We will be featuring his story in a video that will be released on Radio Christmas in December.
BOY FROM THE CITY DUMP NOW WORKING IN PROTECTION HOME
We are very excite to annonce that 15-year-old Marcos has started working part-time at the SKDGuatemala Protection Home in Guatemala City.
Marcos has been supported by Street Kids Direct since he was about 9 years of age and was working long hours on the rubbish dump. The charity grew increasingly concerned for him, his brother and mother when last year they were in a very depressing place. Marcos´ mum does not earn much from working on the rubbish dump and this led to all manner of struggles and to them living in the corner of a garage. When Duncan visited the family in November last year Marcos could not talk, he would just lay his head in his lap and cry. It was a very sad situation.
Thanks to Street Kids Direct supporters from Tunbridge Wells in the UK, alternative accommodation was provided for them (SEE VIDEO) and their new life started there. Marcos continues to study from home and is now working part-time in the SKDGuatemala Protection Home in Guatemala City as a cook and cleaner. His passion for cooking is clear and we hope will lead him in the New Year to a cooking course.
A video of his story will be released on Radio Christmas during December.
THREE CHILDREN ARE ABLE TO SEE FOR THE FIRST TIME
Thanks to donations raised through Radio Christmas and Street Kids Direct, we have been able to help three vulnerable children in Guatemala City.
During one of Duncan´s visits to a developing slum area of Guatemala he came across a family that were really struggling with life. This family were not only living in real poverty, but three of the children could not see properly.
One of the boys explained to Duncan that the teacher would tell him off for not doing his homework in time. When in reality the boy had only one eye that worked and he would have to concentrate so hard in order to see the text on a page and even then would have to lift the page right up close to his eye to see. His brother had never seen anything farther than his hand all his life and his sister was basically the same.
Street Kids Direct stepped in and found funds, thanks to Global Care, to start the process of eye tests, operations and then measuring and fitting of glasses.
Little 11-year-old Brayan jumped with joy when he put his glasses on for the first time. His brother David could not contain his excitement when he started to see trees and other things he had never seen in his 13 years.
Your support really does change lives, thank you.