“Home for Christmas” by Dublin singer songwriter Phil Redmond has been announced as the winner of The Aldi Christmas FM Song Contest for 2021. The song contest on Ireland’s favourite Christmas radio station attracts hundreds of entries each year – vying to be crowned the winner by Christmas FM’s extensive national and international audience. More than ever this year, Christmas FM is delighted to support up-and-coming Irish artists. The winning song has been added to the Christmas FM playlist for this year, joining festive classics from Mariah, Wham, Slade and so many more.
Speaking about the song, winner Phil Remond, said: “I just want to say thank you so much to everyone who voted for my song ‘Home for Christmas’. I was delighted to make the final four and then to go on and win the competition against such good entries – I am over the moon!
I got the idea to write this song ‘Home for Christmas’ last year, as it was such a tough time for most. It was sad that people were not able to spend time with their loved ones, so getting the chance to come back home this year is even more special. You appreciate the little things so much more now. Just knowing my song is being played on Christmas FM is the best feeling so thank you so much and Happy Christmas everyone!”
You can listen to “Home for Christmas” and all the runners-up in this year’s Aldi Christmas FM Song Contest at https://christmasfm.com/songcontest/.
Walter Hegarty, Co-founder of Christmas FM, says: ‘We’re delighted to have received so many entries for this year’s competition. The standards seem to be rising every year we hold the contest, and this year was no exception. We’re thrilled to name “Home for Christmas” by Phil Redmond as the official Aldi Christmas FM Song Contest Winner 2021 and we know our listeners will love hearing it!’
Christmas FM is celebrating its 14th year on air this year and, since it began broadcasting, has raised over €2.7 million for a range of charities.
This year, Christmas FM wants to “Give the Gift of Childhood” by raising over €250,000 for Barnardos, the Christmas FM charity partner for 2021. The funds will provide targeted and intensive support for over 5,000 children most in need – including nutritious food, support with education, and therapeutic services with their trained support teams – because childhood lasts a lifetime.
Christmas FM is this year being generously supported by premier FM sponsors An Post, Cadbury, and Coca-Cola – this ensures that all on-air fundraising and listener donations will go directly to Barnardos. Christmas FM is broadcasting from the offices of askpaul.ie who have kindly donated the studio space this year. The station is run each year by a core management team, assisted by more than 100 volunteers who devote hundreds of hours of their time.
The main FM radio frequencies for Christmas FM are Bray 99.5, Cavan 99.4, Clare 105.2, Cork City, part county 106.7, Cork North, part county 87.7, Dublin City & County 105.2, Dundalk/Drogheda 104.2, Galway City, part County 87.9, Kildare North 88.1, Kilkenny City 104.3, Letterkenny 105.7, Limerick City 105.5, Longford 94.2, Sligo Town 95, South East 103.8, Tralee/Killarney 105, Waterford City 105.9, Wicklow Town 106.6FM.
Christmas FM is also available on Virgin Media Channel 900. Find out all the ways to listen at https://christmasfm.com/listenin/
Christmas FM also has a number of sister stations that are available globally, helping to sprinkle Christmas cheer right across the globe!
- Christmas FM Classical plays ‘Classical and Carols’. The station brings you the best in Classical Christmas music mixed with a wide range of festive carols.
- Christmas FM Classics plays ‘Classics and Crooners’. It’s a mix of classic, pre-1970s Christmas songs from Bing to Frank and Nat to Eartha.
Just log onto www.christmasfm.com or listen on the app, your smart speaker, or connected device at any time of the day or night!
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