A CHRISTMAS variety show, Joy to the World, jointly organised by Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong and Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), will be broadcast on television and radio during the holidays. According to the Director of Broadcasting, Cheung Man-yee, Joy to the World, was first staged at Hong Kong Coliseum earlier this month. 'It was the first variety show jointly organised by RTHK and the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong,' she said. Ms Cheung was speaking at a recent press conference, which was attended by Vicar General of the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong, Reverend Dominic Chan Chi-ming; Director of Broadcasting Cheung Man-yee; classical Chinese musicians Wong On-yuen, Lee Sung-chi and Cheung Yin; pop singers Linda Wong, Joyce Lee, Benny Chan, Daniel Chan, Chan Shan-chung, Hong Yin and the group, CD Voice; choreographer Sammy Lam; artist Jacky Cheng Pak-lam, as well as the sisters from Catholic Dioceses of Hong Kong. The show is aimed at giving locals an insight into the true meaning of Christmas and spreading the message of peace, joy and care through a wide range of performances. These include Christmas carols by local artists such as George Lam, Warren Mok, Frances Yip, Eliza Chan, Linda Wong, Joyce Lee, Benny Chan, Chan Shan-chung, Hong Yin, Jacky Cheng, CD Voice and a 1,000-strong choir; Chinese instrumental by Wong On-yuen, Lee Sung-chi and Cheung Yin; dances; and a drama called The Singing Nuns. Joy to the World will be screened at 7.30 pm on TVB Jade on Saturday and at 11.45 pm on TVB Pearl on Christmas Eve. The programme will be aired on RTHK Radio 2 at 9 pm on Christmas Day. There will also be a Joy to the World Writing Competition. The competition is open to the public. Participants can send their opinion about the programme in no more than 200 to 300 words in either Chinese or English. All entries - which must include the participant's name, age, sex, ID number, career or school and class, and contact telephone number and address - should reach Catholic Diocese Centre, Vicar General's Office, 12/F, 16 Caine Road, Hong Kong, on or before Saturday, December 30. The organisers will present each of the top three winners with a special 'Blessing Gold Plate'.