The Essential Advent Calendar: December 25

The Essential Advent Calendar: Merry Christmas! Jedward Inspire Us To ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ As We Go Into The New Year And Decade

We’ve had The Essential Advent Calendar for a few years now and usually when it comes to December 25 we summarise the songs we’ve featured over advent. This year is going to be different. It’s the end of the decade. When we go back to reality after the Christmas/New Year period, and work out how to remember how to write the date, it’s no longer going to be the 20-teens, we’ll have entered the 2020s. And ultimately, it’s up to us to decide whether it’s going to be a time of prosperity and positivity or not: will we have a Roaring 2020s, or will we just go along with whatever is given to us, accepting it as our lot in life, no matter how miserable it makes us feel?

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 24

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 24 – Christmas Party Memories

It’s our second last door on the Essential Advent Calendar, and today we have some musical artists talking about their favourite Christmas party memories.

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Giselle Torres – ‘Navidad en la Playa’

Mexican-American actress, singer, songwriter, composer, and dancer, Giselle Torres, started her entertainment career at 2 years old. Unsurprisingly when you realise that the mother of the Miami-raised artist had a theatre company. At the age of 10, Giselle was one of the top 6 finalists on the X Factor, and from then she has garnered more than 900 million views – and more than 2 million subscribers – on her YouTube channel.

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 22

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 22 – LA Pop/Rock Songstress Alexa Villa Releases ‘Silent Night’ In Time For The Holidays

We’re racing towards the end of the Essential Advent Calendar for 2019 and door number 22 is concealing the new single from Los Angeles pop/rock singer, Alexa Villa, ‘Silent Night’.

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The Best New Classic Songs To Add To Your Christmas Playlist

We all love Mariah Carey’s iconic ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ and we can’t imagine a December without classic tunes such as ‘Jingle Bells’ and ‘White Christmas’. But with countless new Christmas albums and tracks released every winter, why not refresh your festive playlists with some of the best holiday songs released in the past few years? Essentially Pop is here to help you, with a list of the best holiday hits released in the last decade! There are only two criteria: every song must have been released between 2000 and 2019 and it has to be a brand new original song (no covers)!

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 21

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 21 – Have Yourself a Very ‘Big Christmas’ With Exclusive Recordings from Global Artists

Door Number 21 finds Deezer’s festive release, ‘Big Christmas’. Featuring artists from all over the world, ‘Big Christmas’ includes artists from The UK, Australia, Mexico, France, Norway, and The Philippines, all putting their stamp on Christmas classics.

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 19

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 19 – Wendi Harriott’s ‘Simply Christmas’ Is Filled With Classics

Door number 19 sees the wonderful Wendi Harriott, and her Christmas album, ‘Simply Christmas’.

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Richard Walters Shares ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’

With Christmas just around the corner, British singer-songwriter Richard Walters, now signed to Cooking Vinyl today shares a sublime, pared-back rendition of ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’.

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 18

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 18 – SPiN Take A New Look At Christmas Classics With ‘Carol Of The Merry Gentlemen (What Child?)’

SPiN are behind door number 18 with their modern take on some classic Christmas songs. Check out ‘Carol of the Merry Gentlemen (What Child?)’, their mash up of ‘Carol Of The Bells’, ‘What Child Is This?’, ‘Ring Christmas Bells’, and ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’.

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 17

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 17 – The Rising Share The True Meaning Of Christmas With Seasonal Single ‘Christmas Brought You Here’

Behind door number 17 of The Essential Advent Calendar we have Belfast favourites, The Rising, with their seasonal release, ‘Christmas Brought You Here’.

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Gabrielle Aplin Releases Brand New Song ‘Magic’

Gabrielle Aplin has released the brand new song ‘Magic’, taken from her forthcoming new album, ‘Dear Happy’ out January 17th via AWAL and her…

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 13

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 13 – BRISTOL DJ (and compiler of A Very Cherry Christmas) TO PLAY CHRISTMAS SONGS FOR 12 HOURS NON-STOP!

It’s Friday The 13th – unlucky for some, but not for Gareth Jones (a former DJ at Bristol’s Thekla and Bath’s Moles Club), who is behind our 13th door. Today Gareth shall be playing non-stop Christmas songs for 12 hours non-stop, at Bristol’s Stag & Hounds public house. The event aims to raise money for Save The Children, with people asked to donate via a text line, or wear a Christmas jumper to the event and pay £2.

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 12

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 12 – Ingrid Michaelson Is ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’ With Grace VanderWaal)

Door number 12 and we open to a return from Ingrid Michaelson! This time she’s joined by Grace VanderWaal, singing ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’.

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 11

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 11 – Jon Patrick Walker Pays Homage To John Lennon With ‘Happy Xmas (In The Edge Times)’

Who’s behind door number 11 in the Essential Advent Calendar? Why it’s Jon Patrick Walker with his song, ‘Happy Xmas (In The Times)’, a seasonal tune which you can easily imagine being part of a Broadway musical.

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Time To Add Furnace And The Fundamentals To Those Christmas Playlists

Time to shake up those playlists of Christmas classics! Furnace and the Fundamentals – with their holiday album ‘A Very Furnace Christmas’ out on the 13th December – are here to help you make your guests do double-takes at your speaker all the way through your Christmas party – ensuring yours is one they won’t forget this season!

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Bond Girl Susie Vanner Releases Charity Christmas EP For Shooting Star Children’s Hospice

Former Bond Girl Susie Vanner will release a special EP of Christmas classics, as a precursor to the release of her debut album next year.

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