Together TV to broadcast Christmas Day show to connect people and tackle isolation this Christmas

●      Christmas Together premieres on TV and online at 1pm on Christmas Day.

●      Hosted by Ria Hebden and featuring Danny John-Jules and more, the show will offer companionship, connection and warmth to viewers.

●      Bringing chat, top tips, songs and festive joy to viewers to create a sense of sharing and connection for people isolating, shielding and alone this Christmas.

●      Christmas Together features two of six new films celebrating the great work of mutual aid groups across the UK.

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5 Easy Ways to Show Your Thanks This Christmas

2020 has been a hard and peculiar year, but it has taught us how important it is to show how thankful we are. Thankful to the key workers who we rely on and put themselves on the line. Thankful to our relations, neighbours, friends and the friendly faces we know that bring smiles to our faces when they check in. Showing our thanks is something that we sometimes forget to do. In support of Jo Cox Foundations’ Great Winter Get Together, Together TV has put together some easy ways you can show your thanks this Christmas and spread smiles where you go. 

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Christmas Together: a virtual Christmas Lunch for everyone to tackle social isolation at Christmas

Together TV launches Christmas Together, the campaign to tackle loneliness at Christmas that includes a festive “journey” and a virtual Christmas Lunch. Free and open to for everyone, from everywhere in the UK. Together TV celebrates tireless work of mutual aid community heroes this Christmas with award winning Director Thomas Martin filming across the UK. The TV channel joins Jo Cox Foundation’s campaign Great Winter Get Together to tackle loneliness at Christmas.

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Fast-growing Together TV confirmed as the channel inspiring positive social change

National survey confirms that Together TV helps viewers learn something new (34%), think differently (31%) and take up a new action or interest (26%) (Opinium, November 2020)
Together TV releases today its Annual Report 2019-20 with remarkable figures: 150%+ viewing share growth year on year with with 4m viewers watching Together TV every month
Together TV’s “You Are Not Alone” campaign used TV to directly support 20,000+ viewers during lockdown
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"Mento has been described as ‘Jamaica’s original foundation music, the father of them all’" - Music, by Catherine Ross at Museumand

Mento is a style of Jamaican folk music recognisable by its acoustic sounds. It became a feature of Caribbean music in the 1920s, but the golden years of this genre, were in the 1940s and 50s. Mento is a fusion of African and European rhythms and musical traditions reflecting many centuries of history. It was originally played on homemade, makeshift instruments including natural gourds, pieces of iron, empty sardine cans, forks and graters!

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