Christmas FM now on air – officially kicking off the 2022 festive season!

The Magic of Christmas raising funds for children's charities

by Rose Barrett
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It’s well time to break out the Christmas decorations and deck the halls as Christmas FM is now back on air!

The much-loved station, which switches Christmas on in Ireland marking the start of the official Christmas season for many, will play round-the-clock Christmas tunes, spreading an abundance of festive cheer and seasonal goodwill in the run up to the big day.

Listeners can look forward to hearing all of their festive favourites including classic Christmas songs as well as newer Christmas hits, while the radio station presenters, who volunteer their time, will be sprinkling lots of festive cheer and keeping the spirits of the nation merry and bright as we embark on the big countdown to Christmas Day.

Christmas FM through the Magic of Christmas is raising funds for several children’s charities

Not only will Christmas FM lift the spirits with festive favourites but the popular Christmas station will raise funds for children’s charities Barnardos, Barretstown, Make-A-Wish Ireland and The Community Foundation for Ireland through The Magic of Christmas initiative.

Christmas FM is celebrating its 15th year on air this year, has raised over €3m for a range of charities since it began broadcasting.

Christmas FM through ‘The Magic of Christmas’ is aiming to raise over €1,000,000 over the three years to help the charities support vulnerable children in our communities affected by traumatic life events such as poverty, abuse, neglect and bereavement, as well as supporting children whose lives are affected by serious childhood illness. 

By donating to The Magic of Christmas, you will be giving the Gift of Childhood to those who need it most, because every child deserves the Magic at Christmas.

This year the radio station is generously supported by Premier FM sponsors An Post, Cadbury and Coca Cola.

The festive music station is run each year by a core management team, assisted by many volunteers who donate their time playing Christmas classics and carols. Christmas FM will also be broadcasting from The Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley.

It’s now up and running – tune in and get the festive season on the right foot!

Garvan Rigby, co-founder of Christmas FM says: We are excited that Christmas FM is spreading Christmas cheer around Ireland all throughout the festive season. Celebrating our 15th year on the airwaves is a significant milestone for us which we wouldn’t have been able to achieve without the BAI and our amazing listeners and volunteers who have supported us and our chosen charities throughout the years.

“This year we will be raising money for children’s charities Barnardos, Barretstown, Make-A-Wish Ireland and The Community Foundation for Ireland through The Magic of Christmas initiative”.

The main FM local radio frequencies for Christmas FM are Dublin City & County 105.2, Dundalk / Drogheda 104.2, Bray 99.5, Kildare North 88.1, and Wicklow Town 106.6FM.  Listen on FM or just log on to or listen on the app, your smart speaker or connected device at any time of the day to hear your favourite Christmas hits! See or @christmasfm

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