Duncan Dyason

Duncan Dyason

Thanks to the monthly support of Street Kids Direct sponsors we have been able to put 12 young children into full-time nursery school.

The children used to spend each day on the streets in the notorious "La Terminal" in Guatemala City and were at risk of kidnap, hunger, disease and exploitation.

No they are safe in a caring nursery and our street team follow up with regular visits to ensure their attendance and keep them off the streets.

Thanks to Fulmer Infant School in the U.K. for their visit too the Radio Christmas studios in 2018.

We were very thankful to Russell, Joanna, Benjamin and Joseph Soden for their visit to Guatemala in December 2016.

Oli O´Neil is busy recording special School´s Hour shows for this December.

Have a look at last year's Radio Christmas studio in Cafe Africa, Amersham, U.K.

Some forty years after his death, Bing Crosby was hoping to take the much sought after Christmas Number One slot this year!

The Official Charts tells us more:

The re-worked version of the song, featuring Bing's original vocals backed by the London Symphony Orchestra, will be included on new album Bing At Christmas, out on November 22 and available to pre-order now.

The album being released via Decca records by widow Kathryn and their children, Harry, Mary and Nathaniel. Other newly-arranged songs on the collection include Winter Wonderland, It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, The Christmas Song and Little Drummer Boy, a collaboration with David Bowie recorded in September 1977, a month before Bing died.

Kathryn said of the record: "Hearing Bing’s voice with these completely new, beautifully recorded, orchestral accompaniments makes it seem as though he’s back after all these years. It’s magic." 

Despite being credited as one of the best-selling songs in the world, including 1.05 million pure sales in the UK, White Christmas has never been a Christmas Number 1, peaking at Number 5 in the UK in December 1977.

Mariah Carey finally tops the US charts.

One of the most familiar festive songs "All I Want For Christmas is You" by Mariah Carey has made it to the number one spot in the US charts.

Mariah´s 25th anniversay edition has been released and when the song was first released in 1994 the song was released as an EP and not as a single, which meant that it could not be included in Billboard´s Hot 100.

The song was featured in the hit film Love Actually in 2003 and in December 2019 was the UKs most-streamed song on Spotify.

Carey, on hearing the news, tweeted fans and said "we did it" followed by a string of hapy emojis.

 

Here at Radio Christmas we love Christmas music, but when you have heard "I wish it could be Christmas" 100 times,

then maybe now is the time to start thinking about extending your music library or your iTunes or Spotify playlist.

The team at Radio Christmas get to hear a lot of Christmas music and so we are suggesting the following iTunes playlist

and we are happy for your suggestions to add to this list.

Happy Christmas and enjoy a very musical Christmas.

 

British singer, Robbie Williams, is is to release his first Christmas album this year. 

According to Music Week, the singer will be releasing a double album and many original songs this Christmas with special guest appearances.

Channel 4´s Christmas TV adaptation of the classic children's story ´The Tiger came to tea´ will feature a track by Robbie Williams entitled Hey Tiger.

The Official Albums Chart demonstrates that Robbie is no stranger to Christmas Number Ones, scoring 12, making him the most successful British solo act in the charts history.

Click here to view Robbie's full UK chart history.

Come and be part of Radio Christmas 2019 in Honduras and Guatemala!

This year Radio Christmas will be broadcasting LIVE from Guatemala and Honduras from the 13th to the 24th December (The 12 Days of Christmas).  The first broadcast will be from 6:00am (GMT) on the 13th December with the breakfast show.

We are interested in professionally produced pre-recorded shows for this year´s production and so please do contact us if this would interest you.

For those able to be in Guatemala and Honduras then you would be most welcome to participate in the LIVE shows locally.  Please do contact us if you would like a one-hour show.

THANK YOU for your interest and from August 2020 we will be accepting applications for the LIVE Radio Christmas production in the UK from the 1st to the 24th December.

Radio Christmas is the world's number one festive charity radio station