Philip Smith

About Me:

I’m known as ‘Festive Phil’ and I first joined Christmas FM in 2017. When I was growing up it wasn’t unusual for me to pull out the Christmas tree for decoration in mid-summer!

I first became involved in pirate radio in Limerick City, presenting music and sports shows on CCR and Sound Channel. The radio bug bit again in recent years on Galway’s student and alternative community station, Flirt FM. In my spare time, I love to attend live music gigs and I’m a passionate rugby fanatic.


Your role at Christmas FM:


Why Christmas FM:

As a music, radio and Christmas fan, it is magical to be involved in this station. Christmas FM is a unique platform for sharing the Christmas feeling. It is magical to harness the festive goodwill, to make a tangible difference to the lives of real people who rely on the charity partners the station supports each year.

My Favourite Christmas Song:

Stop the Cavalry (in the car) and Little Drummer Boy (outside the car)

My Favourite Christmas Food:

Turkey Sandwiches (the day after!)

My Favourite Christmas Movie:

The Holiday (I want that house!)

My Favourite Christmas Tradition:

Playing board games with my family on Christmas night

Where I’m From:

Limerick City native. Galway resident. Member of Oranmore/Maree GAA Club Member and underage coach at Maree-Oranmore FC Soccer Club Dual Connacht and Munster Rugby season ticket holder

My Elf Name is:

Festive Phil