Katherine Jenkins switches on the sound of Christmas on Classic FM

The Welsh songstress took a trip into the Classic FM studios to kick start the festive season on air, ahead of her radio presenting debut in December.

Katherine Jenkins switches on Christmas Katherine Jenkins turned on the sound of Christmas on Classic FM this afternoon on Jamie Crick's request show, playing the first carol of the season: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel from her latest album, This is Christmas. She'll be presenting a special show, Christmas at Katherine's, on 16 December.

"I love Christmas," she said. "Most of my Christmas memories are musically related."

From the first day of Advent, Saturday 1 December, until the end of the month, Classic FM is the home of Christmas music, playing the best carols and festive pieces. On Christmas Day itself, Jamie Crick will be hosting a special festive Requests show.

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