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England fans sing their national anthem before the friendly match with the Republic of Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

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It has been announced that Mariah Carey -  who has sold 14 million copies of  ‘All I Want For Christmas’ - has sold a pitch for a Christmas movie. Photograph: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

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The Sylvers perform on Soul Train in 1976. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

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On the airwaves: at the Christmas FM launch were (from left) Maighread Cremin, brand manager, Centra; Garvan Rigby, Christmas FM; Sinead Lambe, marketing manager, Irish Daily Mail; Dr Claire Hayes, clinical director, Aware; Emma Forde, brand and communications executive, Vodafone Ireland; and Daragh O Sullivan, Christmas FM

“Apologies to anyone who’s getting breakthrough from Xmas FM. It’s a network problem apparently. Trying to sort it out,” tweeted RTÉ’s Morning Irel(...)