Christmas on Classic FM

Classic FM Christmas is back – here's how to listen

Classic FM Christmas

Listen to all the greatest Christmas music in one place online - it's Classic FM Christmas!

Click To Listen To Classic FM Christmas

If you can't get enough of Christmas music at this time of year, we've got a treat for you. The Classic FM Christmas playlist is back by popular demand.

We've created a whole separate radio station purely for the most festive classical Christmas music - it's basically Classic FM's Christmas playlist, but all the time. Bliss.

Or listen on the app

You can also access Classic FM Christmas through the new Global Player app, which you can download here. Just select 'Music for... Christmas'.

Christmas features

Last Christmas Wham piano rondo

‘Last Christmas’ by Wham! – in an epic Rondo form improvisation

once in royal david's city descant

These are factually the greatest Christmas carol descants of all time

Santa instrument quiz

Quiz: What’s Santa getting you for Christmas (according to your instrument)?

away in a manger quiz

How well do you know the words to ‘Away In A Manger’?

We Wish You a Merry Christmas fugue

We Wish You a Merry Christmas, in the style of a Bach fugue

The greatest descant ever written

This is definitively the greatest descant EVER written

nativity character quiz

Quiz: Which nativity character are you?

Genesis Sixteen in Fitzrovia Chapel

Beautiful carols performed in the stunning Fitzrovia Chapel

Alto Christmas line

The alto line from ‘All I Want For Christmas’ is the most boring and painful thing

Sad Jingle Bells

This sad Jingle Bells cover is the darkest thing that ever happened to Christmas

Will Ferrell in Elf the movie

28 Elf gifs that perfectly narrate a musician's Christmas

The nation's favourite carols: listen & download

'O Holy Night' artwork

'O Holy Night' Adolphe Adam Conductor: John Rutter Ensemble: Bach Choir; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Record label: Decca Catalogue ID: 278 2129

'Silent Night' artwork

'Silent Night' Franz Gruber Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Soloists: Nigel Hess Record label: Classic FM Catalogue ID: CFMD 17

'In the bleak mid-winter.' artwork

'In the bleak mid-winter.' Gustav Holst (1874-1934 : England) Conductor: Stephen Darlington Ensemble: ;Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford Record label: Nimbus Catalogue ID: NI 7021

'Hark! The Herald Angels Sing' artwork

'Hark! The Herald Angels Sing' Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847 : Germany) Conductor: Harry Christophers Ensemble: ;The Sixteen Record label: Coro Catalogue ID: COR 16043

'In the bleak mid-winter' artwork

'In the bleak mid-winter' Harold Darke Conductor: John Rutter Ensemble: Bach Choir; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Record label: Decca Catalogue ID: 278 2129

'O Come, All Ye Faithful' artwork

'O Come, All Ye Faithful' Traditional Conductor: Steven Baker Ensemble: London Session Orchestra Soloists: Friar Alessandro Record label: Decca Catalogue ID: 481 0507

'O little town of Bethlehem' artwork

'O little town of Bethlehem' Anon Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Soloists: Nigel Hess Record label: Classic FM Catalogue ID: CFMD 17

'Away in a Manger' artwork

'Away in a Manger' William James Kirkpatrick (1838-1921 : U.S.A) Conductor: James O'Donnell Ensemble: ;Choir of Westminster Cathedral Record label: Hyperion Catalogue ID: CDA 66668