Ellie Goulding asked us to play her new Christmas song… and we totally did

23 December 2015, 15:20 | Updated: 23 December 2015, 15:36

Ellie goulding classic fm tweet o holy night

The electro-pop sensation has recorded a festive treat for her fans, and she wanted Classic FM to play it too.

It was just an ordinary day on Classic FM Requests with Anne-Marie Minhall, until this tweet came in:

No, it wasn’t a message from Edmund Goulding, the little-known film music composer - it was from pop superstar Ellie Goulding, who wanted us to make her dream come true by playing her version of the Christmas classic ‘O Holy Night’.

Well, we’re always happy to accommodate our listeners:


Here's the moment when Anne-Marie Minhall chatted to Ellie herself to tee it up:

Ellie told Anne-Marie about how much she loves listening to Classic FM (*blushes*): “I’m listening to it now while attempting to make some sort of bread pudding type thing for Christmas. It really relaxes me and makes me feel very zenned out.”


Seems like everyone liked it, too:





Merry Christmas, Ellie!