It’s a question a lot of us have to ask, when it comes to selecting Christmas gifts for others – what do you get that they can’t already get themselves? People in the entertainment industry are no different, but it would appear Ed Sheeran has hit the nail on the head this year when it came to choosing a present for his good friends John and Edward Grimes, aka Jedward.
They’re back just in time for the festive season and behind Essential Advent Calendar door number 24! The nation’s favourite and most-loved musical duo Michael Ball and Alfie Boe join forces again for a magical new album ‘Together at Christmas’. They also announce a UK Arena tour in 2021, including a date at London’s O2 Arena on 19th December 2021. Tickets for the tour are available via www.LiveNation.co.uk.
On Day 20 of The Essential Advent Calendar, pop dynamo Carly Rae Jepsen brings some much-needed Yuletide cheer a little early with her cheeky new song “It’s Not Christmas Till Somebody Cries,” out on 604/Schoolboy/Interscope Records. The snappy, synthy jingle—which grapples with vegan boyfriends, political uncles, and grandpas on edibles—sees the Grammy-nominated star doing what she does best: finding the joy in every situation, even when tears are falling. “It’s Not Christmas Till Somebody Cries” is available now at all digital retailers.
We’re hitting the home stretch with day 19 of the Essential Advent Calendar. Behind today’s door is Tori Kelly, with her first-ever holiday album – ‘A Tori Kelly Christmas’. She teamed up with 11-time GRAMMY winner Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Scooter Braun as executive producers for the album. She previously gave fans a taster of the album by releasing “Let It Snow” ft. Babyface. Listen to “Let It Snow” here.
It’s December 11, the 11th door is open on our Essential Advent Calendar, and Kelly Finnigan (singer/songwriter/producer of the soul band Monophonics) releases his new holiday-inspired soul album ‘A Joyful Sound’ via Colemine Records. All 11 of these new tracks were written or co-written by Kelly and hearken back to the golden age of soul, albeit with a positive holiday lean.
It’s December 6 and as we open the 6th door we find independent singer songwriter Mylo Rhodes, who has released what should become a Christmas standard, with his song, ‘I Love Christmas Almost As Much As I Love You’. Rhodes’ aim is to get the track into the top spot on the charts this Christmas, and with some positive press under his belt so far, it seems possible that this could happen.