What a better time to give than to give at Christmas? But many UK artists haven’t decided to pop down to their nearest homeless shelter this year, oh no. The new trend seems to be free Christmas music.

Chip had plenty of his fans patiently waiting months for the release of his mixtape London Boy which came out on Christmas day.

Dizzee Rascal also released a mixtape called Dirtee TV: The Mixtape Vol. 2 on Boxing day, a follow-up to the first volume which came out in 2007.

And Alexandra Burke decided not to let the boys have all the fun by releasing a special Christmas EP called Christmas Gift on 23 December, which features her singing a bunch of festive songs.

Can we expect the same from more artists every Christmas? Easter? Hanukkah?