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A 24-hour Christmas radio station has launched in the UK

A 24-hour Christmas radio station has launched in the UK

Start cranking up the Mariah Carey and Michael Bublé tunes.

To all you Christmas lovers, you might want to sit up, as a radio station in the UK will be playing festive tunes all day, every day.

If you think it’s a little too early to be cranking up Mariah, think again.

Devon’s Radio Exe has launched its Christmas radio show three months ahead of the holiday season.

The station has run yearly since 2016 and ‘promises to bring listeners the ultimate festive soundtrack with all the best hits as the countdown has officially begun’.

Radio Exe presenter Matt Rogers told RadioToday: “Feliz Navidad! Whilst I’d simply love to play non-stop Christmas songs on Radio Exe, Mr Scrooge who runs the station has kiboshed that.

“Radio ExeMas is the solution though, so whenever you fancy a festive fix, select it on your digital radio.”

And for those of you who simply can’t wait for Christmas, you can download the Global Player app and listen live.

The internet had an absolute field day once news broke of this 24/7 festive station.

However, some weren’t too impressed by the concept.

One person wrote: “Even my daughter, who loves heart Xmas, thinks it’s too early.”

Another said: “It's f**king SEPTEMBER!!”

A third commented: “We haven't even hit Hallowe'en yet, which is objectively the better holiday!”

While some protest that it’s a little too early for a little holiday spirit, you’d be surprised to know that Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ is already back on the charts.

Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

Yes, really.

A fan page on Twitter noted statistics that claimed the hit single had received 316,000 Spotify streams on September 1– a 75 per cent increase compared to last year.

Carey just keeps getting stronger.

The banger of a track was released in 1994 quickly cemented the ‘Hero’ singer as the queen of Christmas.

Not only that but according to The Economist's data team, the singer earns approximately $2.5 million (AUD $3.9m) each year from the track.

The study, which was published in 2017, also suggested that, in 2016, Mariah had earned a total of $60 million (AUD $93m) for the track since it was first released.

So, assuming these figures are still the same, the math would suggest that as of 2022, Mariah will have earned a grand total of $87 million (AUD $136.2m) for that one song.

Not bad for just one song.

Featured Image Credit: Brasil2/Getty Images. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Topics: News, Christmas, Music, Mariah Carey