As festive tunes dominate the UK charts, get into the spirit of the season with these top playlists
By Virgin TV Edit
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, which means the airwaves are starting to be filled with the seasonal sound of festive hits.
Whether you’re after some Chrimbo cheese, modern favourites or something a bit more chilled out while the country loses its collective mind, BBC Sounds (which is available on Virgin TV) is packed with loads of great music mixes to make sure this December hits all the right notes.
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Want to discover some of the very best music mixes waiting for you right now on BBC Sounds? Try these on for size…
Unwrap festive chart-toppers from across the decades in this hit-filled playlist that’s bursting with Christmas cheer.
Christmas With… Dizzee Rascal
From Shy FX and The Notorious B.I.G. to Chaka Khan and Nirvana, let Dizzee Rascal get your festive party started.
Back To The 80s
Wham!, Shakin’ Stevens, Band Aid and more are ready to remind you why the 1980s was the greatest decade of them all for iconic Christmas hits. It’s not even an argument.
Christmas With… Paloma Faith
This soul-infused selection of seasonal tracks chosen by Paloma Faith includes heart-warming performances from Otis Redding, The Temptations, Eartha Kitt and Marvin Gaye.
Christmas Party Movie Mixtape
Radio 1 movie critic Ali Plumb is here to bring you the biggest and best Christmas songs to have featured on the silver screen down the years.
Christmas With… Gary Barlow
Packed with stone-cold Christmas bangers from the likes of Elton John, Paul McCartney, and Mariah Carey, Mr Barlow proves his taste in Yuletide classics is impeccable.
Radio 1’s Live Lounge Festive Covers
Clara Amfo presents some of pop’s biggest names (Harry Styles, Stormzy, Sam Smith) covering some of the most iconic Christmas songs of all time.
Christmas With… Wes Nelson
Destiny’s Child? Kanye West? Pop Smoke? Wes Nelson’s choice of hip hop hits is guaranteed to lift your spirits this festive season.
Christmas With… Gavin & Stacey
Tuck in to the music featured in the Gavin & Stacey Christmas specials from 2008 and 2019, with festive crackers and pop masterpieces all included.
Alternative Christmas Mixtape
Had enough of the usual Christmas hits? With seasonal tunes from The Ramones, LCD Soundsystem, The Smashing Pumpkins and more, this playlist definitely rocks.
The Christmas 60 Minute Takeover With Greg James
Radio 1 breakfast host Greg James pulls together the favourite festive tunes of his listeners. Spoiler: they’ve got very good taste.
Best Christmas Pop
Justin Bieber! Ariana Grande! Britney Spears! Feast on a hit-laden mix featuring some of the modern music’s top stars getting in the Chrimbo spirit.
A Peaceful Christmas
This time of year can be a bit manic, so why not escape the festive furore with this chilled mix of gentle jazz?
How to listen to BBC Sounds on Virgin Media
If you have a Virgin TV V6 box, powered by TiVo®:
Press Home on your remote
Select Apps & Games
Select All Apps
Select BBC Sounds
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