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Has anyone else been singing along to Last Christmas on your morning commute or have I been bitten by the Christmas bug a little too early?

I adore Christmas music and once December rolls around it’s all I want to listen to.

Whether its Fairytale of New York or Driving Home for Christmas, I’ll sing along to every classic.

And it turns out it’s really good for us.

A recent study has discovered that Christmas music actually has a positive impact on our health.

Researchers at McGill University explained that Christmas music makes us feel happy and upbeat because it can often trigger happy memories in our minds.

The team gathered a group of people to take part in an experiment to prove their point. They split the group into four and got each of them to listen to four genres of music- happy, peaceful, scary and sad.

The researchers discovered that when the people listened to happy music, they thought of happy memories.

Christmas music is one of my favourite things about the holidays so this news has made me feel pretty merry. 

I hate to say I told you so to all of the Grinches out there but… I told you so.

 

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Winter isn’t the same without Christmas FM so it is safe to say we cannot wait for it to return to the airwaves later this month.

The festive radio station is set to return very soon. They confirmed that they will be back on air on November 28.

Tune in to sing along to some of your favourite Christmas classics and hear a host of familiar radio voices, who will be volunteering their time to bring you round-the-clock Christmas tunes and sharing special Christmas memories and festive updates. The station will be broadcasting live on the radio and online at www.christmasfm.com.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Christmas FM will be celebrating its 12th year on air this year and, since it began broadcasting, has raised almost €2 million for a range of charities. The stations charity partner for 2019 is Barretstown and Christmas FM wants to "press play" on over 850 days of life changing programmes at Barretstown, rebuilding the lives of seriously ill children.

The costs of running the festive station are covered by various sponsors, ensuring that all on-air fundraising and donations will go directly to Barretstown.

This year, Christmas FM is generously supported by the premier FM sponsors Cadbury, Coca Cola and An Post. The radio station will be broadcasting from the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin who have kindly given the studio space for free.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The main radio frequencies for Christmas FM are Dublin City and County 105.2FM, Cork 106.7FM, Galway 87.7FM, Kildare 88.1FM, Sligo 95FM, Kilkenny 104.3, Letterkenny 105.7, Limerick 105.5FM, Midlands North 101.6FM, North East 99.4FM, South East 103.8FM, Tralee / Killarney 105FM, Wicklow North 99.5FM, Wicklow South 106.6FM, and Ennis/Clare 105.2FM.

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Emma Thompson has written a Christmas movie inspired by the music of George Michael and it is everything we needed and more.

Universal has released the joyous trailer for Last Christmas starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding and it has mended our cold, miserable hearts.

The festive flick is directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) and written by Emma Thompson and Bryony Kimmings.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The film follows Kate as she harrumphs around London, ‘a bundle of bad decisions accompanied by the jangle of bells on her shoes, another irritating consequence from her job as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop.’

Tom arrives into her life during the most wonderful time of the year, but Kate can’t help but think he is too good to be true. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He eventually encourages Kate to open up about her past and she reveals she nearly died when she was younger.

She confesses, “I'm just scared all the time. They just expect me to be normal and get on with life.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Wham, Emma Thompson, Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Christmas in London- it really is the perfect recipe for a Christmas movie.

Last Christmas will be released on November 8, 2019

You can watch the full trailer below:

 

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We’ll certainly be staying in tonight, no thanks to Storm Lorenzo. ‘It’s a night for the fire’ is a phrase everyone will be muttering and we honestly can’t wait to snuggle up on the sofa and watch telly for the foreseeable future.

Luckily, tonight’s Graham Norton Show lineup is one of the best so far. 

Bridget Jones herself will make an appearance. That’s right, legendary actress Renee Zellweger joins Graham to talk about her role as Judy Garland in Judy.

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Documentary maker Louis Theroux will discuss his memoir Gotta Get Theroux This: My Life and Strange Times In Television.

Lenny Henry also joins Graham to chat about his own memoir Who Am I Again?

80s icon and popstar Andrew Ridgeley completes tonight’s lineup. Andrew will open about his life and work with George Michael as he promotes new book Wham! George & Me.

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Elbow will perform their new song White Noise, White Heat.

The Graham Norton Show airs at 10.35pm on BBC1.

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Look, I know it is only September, but I can’t help but feel excited about Christmas. Is it too early? Maybe… Do I care? Nope.

I am already embracing the holiday spirit and this latest movie news has my heart feeling full and festive.

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clark and Crazy Rich Asians actor Henry Golding are set to star in a Christmas film together written by none other than Emma Thompson.

The Hollywood goddess is no stranger to festive films, having starred in Love Actually in 2003. Emma’s portrayal of the heartbroken Karen is by far one of her best performances *listens to Joni Mitchell and sobs*

The Pride and Prejudice actress has penned the screenplay for upcoming Christmas flick Last Christmas, with the help of Bryony Kimmings.

The writer revealed the movie is based on the popular Wham! hit Last Christmas. The late George Michael even gave the movie his blessing before his untimely passing on Christmas Day 2016.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Bridesmaids director Paul Feig will take over directing duties for the romantic comedy.

Lead actor Henry Golding couldn’t help but express his excitement about Last Christmas: “Finally I can start getting excited and share the news… @paulfeig and I will be back to business in London at the end of the year.”

It is believed filming will take place in London later this year, which unfortunately means it won’t be released in time for Christmas 2018.

I guess we’ll just have to stick with the classics for now. If anybody needs me I’ll be watching Home Alone for the 1000th time.

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The partner of George Michael has now, for the first time, described the moment he found the singer's dead body.

Fadi Fawaz took to Twitter to express his shock at the events of the last 48 hours, and to say that he will "never stop missing" the former Wham! star.

Fadi claims that he found George in his bed at home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, on Christmas Day afternoon. 

The award-winning singer's manager said he died of heart failure.

Mr Fawaz, who is based in London and is a hair stylist, tweeted: 'Its an xmas I will never forget, finding your partner dead peacefully in bed first thing in the morning…I will never stop missing you xx'

DailyMail.com says that the pair had been in a relationship since 2012.

The 53-year-old musician famously broke up with long term partner Kenny Goss a year before. 

Today, rumour surround the circumstance of George's death continue, however, his manager was at pains to stress that there was "no foul play whatsoever," adding that his death by heart failure was unexpected.

Police are treating the death as 'unexplained but not suspicious'.

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