The world doesn't stop turning and the airwaves don't go silent just because it's Christmas, so for many staff at the city's radio and television stations - and newsrooms - Christmas is just like any other day. Steve James has been a disc jockey at RTHK since 2002, and has happily worked many Christmas Days because he loves spreading Christmas cheer over the airwaves. 'I've asked to be on Christmas morning in the past. I quite like the power,' he jokes. 'I grew up listening to the radio on Christmas morning, and it always gave you a really great feeling. I wanted to be the one presenting that and being in charge. I like to feel like I'm bringing cheer.' However, he also loves being there when his 10-year-old daughter wakes up, and has found a suitable compromise by working the 6am to 10am shift on Christmas morning so he can get home early enough to watch his patient little girl open her presents. 'Having children makes Christmas magical again,' he says. 'You see it through their eyes and it brings you back to your own childhood. Christmas is so much fun when your children are still young and mesmerised by it all.' His Christmas Day programme usually consists of popular tunes and lighthearted chat. He is often surprised and delighted when his regular listeners get in touch to send their greetings early on Christmas morning. When it comes to his favourite Christmas song, he plays one special tune without fail every year. 'I love this one particular Jack Jones song. It's a very lounge-lizardy, glorious type of performance. Jack Jones is famous for singing the theme to the Love Boat in the 1970s. He put out a couple of Christmas albums over the years and my mum and dad had a Jack Jones Christmas album, and on it there was an incredible version of Jingle Bells. It's very over the top but fantastic. 'Also, Doris Day's version of Let it Snow is very sexy and I have to admit I like all the corny ones too.' Over the years as a disc jockey, James has recognised a growing trend among artists for releasing pure Christmas albums. 'Many people, who you mightn't expect, have released a Christmas album. Mark Lamarr in Britain has released a few obscure Christmas albums, and Trojan Records has a box collection of Christmas reggae songs which is really great. I adore Christmas music, but even I will admit that it is easy to tire of it after a week or two, so I always welcome new releases of Christmas songs.' Despite some radio stations and stores cranking out the Christmas tunes from mid-November, RTHK generally subjects its listeners to about two weeks of the jolly stuff before the big day. Originally from Hertfordshire in England, James has been in Hong Kong for more than 20 years and sees Hong Kong as his home. His favourite thing about Christmas Day in this part of the world is the weather. 'I love the fact that Hong Kong is nice and sunny on Christmas day. Although in saying that, I generally spend it indoors as once I'm home I like to stay in the house and just share the day with my family.'