Christmas Radio Highlights 2014

Tune in to Classic FM this Christmas for all your favourite carols and festive music throughout December. To get you in the Yuletide mood, here are some of the highlights of the festive season to look forward to

A Christmas Carol

TUESDAY 23 DECEMBER >

Smooth Carols, 10pm
Margherita Taylor offers a sublime selection of seasonal music, designed to ease you into Christmas Eve.


CHRISTMAS EVE >

Christmas Eve Requests Show, 1pm
Join Anne-Marie Minhall and John Brunning for the biggest request show of the year. Why not get in touch and you could have your favourite piece of Christmas music featured on Classic FM?

The Snowman, 6.30pm
A real treat for the whole family on Christmas Eve - join Aled Jones as he narrates the story of The Snowman , complete with Howard Blake's wonderful music.

Carols from Holy Trinity with Catherine Bott, 7pm
Catherine Bott hosts our annual broadcast of The Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts' Carol Concert, featuring Katherine Jenkins .

The Story of Carols, 8pm
Join Anne-Marie Minhall as she tells you the stories behind the world's most famous Christmas carols.


CHRISTMAS DAY >

Christmas Morning Requests, 10am
Join Anne-Marie Minhall for our special Christmas Day Requests show where you can have your favourite piece of Christmas music played on Classic FM.

The Nation's Favourite Carols, 1pm
John Brunning counts down the Top 30 Carols as voted for by you.

Christmas at Buckingham Palace, 3pm
Hosted by Nicholas Owen , who's no stranger to events such as this having previously been ITN's Royal Correspondent. The concert will be broadcast after the Queen's annual Christmas Day speech.

A Westminster Christmas , 5pm
Nick Ferrari hosts our exclusive broadcast of the Parliament Choir's annual Christmas concert.


BOXING DAY >

Christmas at the Opera with Wynne Evans, 7pm
Tenor Wynne Evans returns to the airwaves to present the ultimate festive night at the opera

The Making of Steadfast, 9pm
Nick Ferrari discovers how Howard Goodall created the magnificent charity song to raise funds for Global's Make Some Noise.
 

SATURDAY 27 DECEMBER

The New Releases Show, 9pm
David Mellor presents the first part of his seasonal pick of the best classical album releases of 2014



SUNDAY 28 DECEMBER

The Best of Charlotte Green's Culture Club, 3pm
Throughout the year, Charlotte Green has welcomed a host of A-list guests to the Classic FM studio. This afternoon, she enjoys highlights from 12 months of cracking interviews.

David Mellor, 7pm
David Mellor presents the second part of his pick of the best classical album releases of 2014

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music, 9pm
Catherine Bott looks back on a year of fascinating questions that were asked and answered on the show


NEW YEAR'S EVE

The Full Works Concert - A Viennese Special, 8pm
Catherine Bott showcases the splendid music from the city which is synonymous with welcoming in the new year


NEW YEAR'S DAY

The Classic FM Chart of the Year, 5pm
Join John Brunning for a special three-hour countdown as he reveals the biggest-selling classical albums of 2013.

The Full Works Concert, 8pm
Catherine Bott gets the year off to a flying start with some dazzling performances of classics, including Copland 's high-kicking Rodeo