It’s time to dust off your decorations, fill your shopping trolley with mince pies and brush up on your gift wrapping. That’s right, Christmas time is here! At Pure, we’re mad about music, so our favourite thing about the festive season has to be rockin’ around the tree to a sleigh full of yuletide tunes. Lucky for us, there’s loads of brilliant Christmas-themed internet radio stations to choose from – providing the ultimate seasonal soundtrack in the build up to the big day. Read on for our pick of the best!
Listen to any of the stations below with a great choice of internet radio models from Pure. You can also step into Christmas in style with the new DiscovR smart speaker – which lets you save any internet station and Alexa command as a tactile Quick Corner preset or add any song you love directly to a Spotify playlist with the Music Discovery button.
Father Christmas never considered being a DJ, but after one particularly memorable Christmas party at the North Pole, things changed! Hosted by the big man himself, Santa Radio brings a non-stop playlist of the biggest and best festive music – from golden oldies, to the latest Christmas hits.
GotRadio Country Christmas
This year, why not pair up your Christmas jumper with a dashing pair of cowboy boots? While this team up may be a fashion faux pas, the combo of festive music and the country genre is a real winner on GotRadio Country Christmas. Expect to hear plenty of recognisable Christmas songs, covered by a host of today’s country artists. Yee-ho-ho!
The go-to station for those who like their Christmas music consumption with a side serving a nostalgia. Part of the 8080s radio network based in Germany, this station only plays, you guessed it, festive songs from the 1980s! Highlights from the decade include Wham’s Last Christmas and Fairytale of New York by The Pogues. Vintage stuff!
This UK based charity station began in 2008 and is run entirely by a large team of volunteers, many of them children and young people. By form of donations, the station provides support to children living on the streets in central America. Now, that’s what Christmas spirit is all about!
WQXR Holiday Channel
Enjoy a more traditional approach to Christmas listening thanks to New York’s premier classical music radio station, WQXR. This festive pop-up boasts a selection of orchestral tracks and choral Christmas carols, making it a great alternative if you ever need to take a break from deliberately cheesy seasonal anthems.
Christmas Crackers Spotify playlist
If Spotify streaming is more your thing, then follow our Christmas Crackers playlist! Enjoy it on the amazing DiscovR smart speaker, stream via Bluetooth and Spotify Connect on loads of our digital radios or if you're driving home for Christmas, then take your favourite playlists on the road with a Highway in-car adapter.