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 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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Review: Jemma Michael Covers ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’

Jemma Michael is a singer/songwriter from London. In 2015, her friends got her up, when she was watching X Factor auditions, onto the stage at Wembley. The crowd loved her, and it spurred her on to do more singing/songwriting.

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 10

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 10 – Ingrid Michaelson Duets With Jason Mraz On ‘Christmas Valentine’

Door 10 of our Essential Advent Calendar this year opens on Ingrid Michaelson, who duets with Jason Mraz on her new holiday single, ‘Christmas Valentine’. The singer songwriter has nine albums under her belt, and loves making music that people connect with – so it’s no wonder she loves Christmas music!

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 19 – Guitarist Markus Reuter Releases First Christmas Album

Poly-disciplinary musician and touch guitarist Markus Reuter has just released his first Christmas album, ‘Winter Solstice’ – a free, limited-availability-period recording of five traditional Christmas songs (each of which has been given Markus’ distinctive loop/solo/soundscape treatment).

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 18 – ‘The Christmas Chronicles’ Is Now Available On Netflix

‘The Christmas Chronicles’, is an instant holiday classic and available to watch over the festive season on Netflix.

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 16 – The Independent Counsel Of Funk Release Holiday EP ‘I Don’t Want To Go Home For Christmas’

The Independent Counsel of Funk, the project spearheaded by Joe Scarborough of the critically acclaimed hit MSNBC ‘Morning Joe’ show, have today released a new holiday-themed EP…

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 15 – FMFL Releases ‘Abandoned Christmas Tree’ EP

Dreampop artist and multi-instrumentalist FMFL has followed up his debut album, ‘Functional Music For Lovers’, with a timely EP, released 20 December, and just ahead of Christmas.

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 13

The Essential Advent Calendar: December 13 – The Waitress Asks If ‘Somebody Mentioned Christmas’

Manchester based singer songwriter Ben Turner performs as The Waitress, and with thoughtful storytelling, combined with bursts of energy and intensity, creates music which is a seamless blend of folk, jazz, country, and pop.

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The Essential Advent Calendar: December 10 – Liam Grae’s ‘The Christmas Song’ Is Just In Time For The Holidays

Liam Grae has followed up his debut single, ‘Uniform’, with his take on the holiday classic, ‘The Christmas Song’.

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