Seen some great Christmas lights? Share them with us!
Got some great photos of Christmas lights, trees and decorations around the city and suburbs? Send them to us!
We want to see all the great Christmas lights and decorations going up in your area, so send us your photos below and they could be featured on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages this festive season.
Let us know your details so we can tag you when we post your photo and don’t forget to share with your friends too!
Merry Christmas from the whole smoothfm team.
It’s that magical time of year again. When little eyes light up at the talk of Santa, Christmas Presents and of course singing Christmas Carols with Mum and Dad.
And we are just as excited as the kiddies this year as we are once again proudly supporting Woolworths Carols in the Domain which is being broadcast live on Seven and simulcast live on smoothfm!
To celebrate, we want to give you the chance to win an amazing VIP experience at carols including: - Tickets for a Family of 4 to the Woolworths carols in the Domain pre-show party where you’ll sip champagne and eating yummy canapes while the little ones enjoy a visit from Santa - Tickets into the VIP Rows to watch Carols up close and in comfort! - Overnight accommodation at The Grace Hotel
For your chance to win, simply tell us the Christmas smooth favourite you would like us to play on smootfm on the day of Carols. Is it Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas” Is it Wham’s Last Christmas or maybe Rod Stewart’s It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas?
Tell us your favourite and why to win!
More about The Grace Hotel We love sending our listeners to stay at The Grace Hotel! Right in the heart of everything in Sydney’s CBD, the hotel has fantastic art deco trimmings, plush rooms, amazing service and best of all..its a short walking distance to everything in the city! Spoil someone you love this Christmas by buying them a Grace Hotel Romance Package voucher, which includes a Westfield shopping voucher! See www.gracehotel.com.au to purchase.
Competition entries close 5pm AEST, 20 December 2013.
Christmas is the most magical time. A time to celebrate. To reconnect with what’s truly important – family and friends.
And because we love to give and make Christmas dreams come true, we have the opportunity for you to put Buble under the Christmas Tree for someone you love!
Thanks to Michael’s 4th show on Saturday May 17 at All Phones Arena – which will be on sale Monday 16th December, we are giving you the chance to win tickets for some who’s your “Everything”
Simply tell us about that special person and why you want to treat them with a trip to Michael Buble’s concert next May and then be listening to smoothfm all this weekend and next week in the More Music Breakfast Show we could be calling you with your tickets!
Competition entries close 5pm AEST, 16 December 2013.
Win a Disney Infinity pack just in time for Christmas!
We’re giving away Disney Infinity packs, perfect for the kids this silly season. With a selection of great gift ideas, Disney Interactive’s newly launched gaming universe makes Christmas shopping easy. Make someone happy this year with this bundle of goodies including a PS3 starter pack, Toy Story playset and character figurines.
For your chance to win, simply complete your name and details below to go into the draw.
Winners will be notified by phone, and will need to collect the prize from smoothfm offices. *Starter packs are console specific, i.e. can only be used if you have a PlayStation. Competition entries close Monday 16th December 05:00pm AEDT 2013
Win a copy of Tongue in Chic by Kristie Clements
Following in the stiletto heels of her bestselling The Vogue Factor, Kristie Clements’ Tongue in Chic is a witty and salacious expose of the world of glossy fashion magazines, told by the ultimate insider.
Events revolve around the fictitious Chic magazine, where an average involves counting calories (preferably other people’s), masterful justification of spending half your annual salary on a blue fox fur, and keeping a kohl-lined eye on the competition
It gives a no holds barred account of all that is tantalising and addictive in the crazy world of high fashion.
Simply enter your details below to win your own copy of Kristie Clements’ Tongue in Chic!
Everyone in Australia knows Ray Martin, journalist and TV presenter, but few know about his secret passion – photography.
As a celebrated journalist, Ray has had access to some amazing locations and situations, which makes this collection captivating and unique. Accompanying his photographs are many fascinating and colourful yarns from the road, told only as Ray could tell them – with great warmth and good humour.
‘Not many people know that I have been taking photos for forty years…this book is a bit of a magic-carpet ride around Australia and the world!’ – Ray Martin.
Win yourself a copy by simply entering your details in the form below!
Competition entries close 5pm AEST, 16 December 2013.
Win a copy of Top Gear: The Perfect Road Trip
Seven days, more than 1,000 miles, 20 cars, two boats, a motorbike and one dream... The Perfect Road Trip.
The aim: to select the ideal mode of transport for each leg of a pilgrimage from Venice, Italy to Pau in France - home to a legendary street circuit and the origins of Grand Prix racing.
Along the way there’s culture - an all-out effort to get the Birmingham burger-boy to savour the culinary delights of Italy and France - and racing…with the worst forfeit in television history!
Surely nothing could spoil The Perfect Road Trip...
Top Gear: The Perfect Road Trip is available on BBC DVD December 4 – but you can win yours right here with Smoothfm! Simply enter your details below.
Competition entries close 5pm AEST, 16 December 2013.
Win a Christmas experience in the Sky at Sydney Tower with smoothfm
Have you ever wondered what Christmas would be like… in the sky?
Join Santa and his elves in their magical Christmas grotto, 250ft above street level at the Sydney Tower!
Starting from 30th November, Santa, who has travelled all the way from the North Pole, will be sat on his mighty big chair amongst a stunning Christmas themed grotto complete with a fireplace, festive music and a Christmas tree. Every child who meets Santa will receive free gifts from his bag of toys, and because
Santa is feeling extra festive, all guests will also have the opportunity to make that special memory last forever with a photo with Santa, absolutely free!
Santa will be in the Grotto every day from the 30th of November til the 24th of December.
Tickets are available at sydneytowereyeOR you can win your family pass here with smoothfm!
WIN a family pass to see a special preview screening of Walking With Dinosaurs: The Movie!
In partnership with 20th Century Fox Film and the BBC comes WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: THE MOVIE, a spectacular animated film event perfect for the whole family this January holidays.
WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: THE MOVIE is a dinosaur coming-of-age story with amazing visual effects that will give the whole family a chance to experience Dinosaurs like they have never seen before.
Get closer to the dinosaurs and immerse yourself in their world with WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: THE MOVIE.
Enjoy the cinematic movie-experience for the whole family this New Year’s Day OR win a family pass to see the movie on the 15th of December with smoothFm.
Just leave your details below, and you could win yourself a double pass to smoothfm’s preview screening of Walking With Dinosaurs.
Australia’s most successful male vocal group Human Nature release “Human nature – The Christmas Album” today.
Featuring recorded versions of seasonal classics such as Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), Santa Claus is Coming to Town, White Christmas, Winter Wonderland and have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas amongst others, this special Yuletide release will add a little bit of Human Nature Motown to this year’s Christmas celebrations.
They were lucky enough to be joined by Australian pop superstar Jessica Mauboy and Motown icon and friend Smokey Robinson in the recording studio for this special album.
“This is really one of the most special records we have made and we feel it is one of our best,” said Human nature’sPhil burton. “It feels like a rite of passage to do a Christmas album, and now we have ours it feels great!”
Human Nature will take a break from their Las Vegas residency and The Venetian Casino and Resort Las Vegas and return home for a special nation Christmas tour.
Human Nature – The Christmas Tour dates:
Thursday 5th – Sunday 8th December – Melbourne The Palms at Crown Friday 13th and Saturday 14th December – Gold Coast Jupiters Theatre Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th December – Sydney State Theatre Thursday 19th December – Adelaide Festival Theatre Friday 20th December – Perth Zoo
... but if you can’t wait, you can win it right here!
Just tell us in 25 words or less what your favourite Christmas song is!
Harry Deane is a man with a plan...
Art curator for media tycoon Lord Lionel Shahbandar, Harry devises an elaborate plot to con Shahbandar into purchasing a fake Monet painting.
With the help of beautiful rodeo queen PJ Puznowski, the pair hatch a scheme to fool him into believing that Harry’s expert forgery is the real deal, pocketing a hefty sum in the process.
Starring Colin Firth, Alan Rickman & Cameron Diaz, Gambit is available to own on DVD, Bluray & digital download from December 18 – if you’d like to add this mad cap comedy to your collection, leave your details below to win!
Once upon a time (meaning now) in Santa’s workshop at the very top of the North Pole, lives an Elf called Bernard…
Bernard always tries to do the right thing but seems to mess everything up. One bright morning, Santa lets Bernard in on his greatest secret- the oh-so-hush-hush ‘Time Machine’ on his sleigh. No-one must ever know, because if it fell into the wrong hands, Christmas would be ruined for all the kids of the world… Will Bernard be able to keep the secrets of Christmas locked away forever and save Santa?
Saving Santa is available to own on DVD, BluRay & Digital Download from November 27th.
If you’d like to add this cracking Christmas tale to your collection, leave your details below, and you could be enjoying it with the kids just in time for Christmas!
As we approach the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK, Parkland recounts the chaotic events that occurred in Dallas Texas in 1963…
Featuring an all star cast, including ZAC EFRON (The Paperboy) and JACKI WEAVER (Silver Linings Playbook), based on the book "Four Days In November" by renowned author and former prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi, Parkland weaves together the perspectives of a handful of ordinary individuals suddenly thrust into extraordinary circumstances.
The film follows the young doctors and nurses at Parkland Hospital; Dallas' chief of the Secret Service; an unwitting cameraman who captured what became the most watched and examined film in history; the FBI agents who nearly had the gunman within their grasp; the brother of Lee Harvey Oswald; and JFK's security team.
We have a few copies of Parkland, available on DVD now to giveaway – simply leave your details below to win.
Before Elvis, Elton John, Madonna and Lady Gaga; there was Liberace…
Behind The Candelabra recounts the life and times of the virtuoso pianist, outrageous entertainer and flamboyant star of stage and television.
In the summer of 1977, handsome young stranger Scott Thorson walked into his dressing room, and the two embarked on a secretive five year love affair.
Starring Michael Douglas, and Matt Damon, Behind The Candelabra takes a behind-the-scenes look at their tempestuous relationship.
For your chance to win a copy of Behind The Candelabra on DVD, leave your details below & you could be watching it soon!
Wonderland is available to own on DVD November 27, and we have a few copies for you to win…
Wonderland is warm, light-hearted drama revolving around four couples at very different stages of life – the recently single flatmates, blissful newlyweds, hot new lovers and the long-term married who all live in an apartment building called Wonderland, on the doorstep of one of Australia’s most beautiful beaches.
Join the residents of Wonderland as they navigate the humorous and sometimes painful minefield of love, sex and friendship.
Leave your details below, and we could be sending you a copy to enjoy at home!
Win one of three Karcher Prize packs worth over a $1000
Karcher Australia produce and distribute high quality cleaning devices. Their products enable customers to solve their cleaning tasks in an economical and environmentally-friendly manner.
Karcher are giving you the chance to win one of three Prize packs which include a $500 pre-paid eftpos card and your very own Karcher Steam Cleaner worth $549!
Simply register your details below for your chance to win.
For more information how you can clean your home & garden with Karcher visit: karcher.com.au
Escape to the Clare Valley with smoothfm and Taylors Wines
Picture yourself strolling through the stunning vineyards of the Taylors Estate, sampling their signature blends while absorbing the serenity… sounds like an ideal weekend for any wine lover doesn’t it?
smoothfm & Taylors Wines … are giving you the chance to escape to visit the Taylors Estate for a smooth weekend away…
Simply let us know why you would love a getaway to visit Taylors, and you could be visiting that beautiful little region with a big reputation, the Clare Valley…
If you’re keen to spend your Summer with some good reads, we have a few Harlequin Book packs for you to stock up your library with…
The new releases Outback Dreams, Nobody But Him, Driftwood and Right as Rain will have you swept away all summer long
For your chance to win a pack, leave your details below and you could have your nose stuck in these books in no time!
Outback Dreams by Rachael Johns An Aussie romance about looking for love in all the wrong places... Faith and Monty strive to find where they fit in the world. Confronted by grief, entranced by materialism, and frustrated with uncertainty, it is friendship and altruism that allows them to embrace what matters the most – family and friends
Nobody But Him by Victoria Permann A coastal romance that explores the jarring impact of change, and the gradual process of acceptance... Julia Jones leaves the rat race and returns to her beachside home town, Middle Point. Leaving behind her hard-earned career and metropolitan life, she returns expecting the quiet town she left so many years ago. Instead, Julia soon realizes Middle Point has changed — and so has she.
Driftwood by Mandy Magro A story that unleashes the turmoil of hidden secrets and reveals how love can be found in the most unusual places. Follow the journey of free spirited Taylor Whitworth, her love of the country and the unbreakable bond between father and daughter. Experience the terrifying destructive power of a cyclone and — as a little country town pulls together — the strength of spirit that lies within.
Right as Rain by Tricia Stringer Mackenna Birch, returns home to the restorative power of the Australian outback, after the love of her life walks out on her. When she returns, she is overlooked in the family plans for the farm she cherishes, in favour of her brother
Paul McCartney’s latest album NEW is out now – and we have some copies to give away…
Recorded across the globe at Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles; Avatar Studios, New York; Abbey Road Studios, London; Air Studios, London; Wolf Tone Studios, London and Hog Hill Mill, East Sussex, “NEW” is Paul’s first album of brand NEW solo material in six years.
After working with producers Paul Epworth, Mark Ronson, Ethan Johns and Giles Martin, Paul said of the album: “It's funny, when I play people the album they’re surprised it’s me. A lot of the tracks are quite varied and not necessarily in a style you'd recognise as mine. I didn't want it to all sound the same… It's always great to get a chance to get into the studio with a bunch of new songs and I was lucky to work with some very cool producers...”
Carole (left in the pic above) wins $10,000! She correctly guessed our voices as Olivia Newton-John and Ewan McGregor and says she will share her winnings with her sisters - how lovely!
Chantelle came into the studio with the whole family to pick up her cheque for $10,000 after correctly identifying our two voices as Renee Zellweger and Will Ferrell. She says, "I still can't believe it! I feel so nervous. This money is going to be so good for us. I think we'll go for a little holiday, pay off some bills and hopefully put some aside for savings. My husband and I have been trying all week and I just can't believe we won! Thank you smoothfm."
Jacquie McGann correctly guessed our Smooth Stars Express voices as Megan Fox and John Travolta and wins $10,000! She says she will spend the money on making Christmas really special, paying some bills and buying her kids a trampoline. But she didn't need to by her kids a trampoline because we surprised her with one!
Laurel correctly identified our voices as Deborra-Lee Furness and Melissa Doyle.
Laurel says she would love to spend the money on a trip to Paris but that she will be donating some of her winnings to the bushfires appeal, to the people in the Blue Mountains - good on you, Laurel.
Michelle May correctly identified the first voice as Alison Moyet and the second as Cyndi Lauper.
With Michelle needing spinal surgery and her husband breaking his leg, Michelle says this money will go towards paying off those medical bills and taking the family on a long-overdue holiday.
Sydney competition winners
Ripper Street on DVD Michael Pestridge Anthony West Pete Matheos Tabatha Voss Trudy Smith Helen Kelly Janelle Dowton Courtney Martin Fong Truong Maria Pennisi Lauren Tomlinson Lauren Prince Paula Van Bruggen Sonia Paul Carmel Tonkin Diane Murtagh Nicole Morris Julz Chambers David Robotham Cheryl Shi
The Call on DVD Cheryl Moulton Glenn Azzopardi Elaine Van Der Zwart Siobhan Stephenson Matt Graham Sandra Plester Butch Hall Peter Robotham Melanie Plunkett Julie Staley Maria Lozada Mary Cormack Joe Crisafulli Maria Bottomley Tess Lindsay Peter Kazacos Phillip Taylor Gerard Egan Hannah Spontak Susana Fojas
Two tickets to a Tall Ship Champagne Cruise Janiene Jacques Trish Moloney Vivian Jana
Two tickets to the International Fleet Review Josephine Gitz Eleanore Spence Michelle Sawka Tanya Spasic
One Direction concert experience package Janice Selim Josephine Rose Joanne Nichols Fabian Amorin Maria Jamett
Murchison Hume pack Michelle Player Angela Beales Deb Matheson Michelle de Serre Clare Featherston
Spring Racing tickets Linda Woods Kellie Brewn Bronwyn Croft Linda Wood Kirilee Lindsell Julie Napthali Raylene Foggon
Elton John's The Diving Board Gabriella Pomare Andrew Mevissen Gary Rosman
The Rocks dinner for Village Bizarre Bronwyn Croft Anne Casey Thi Van
One night at Atura Blacktown Roz Myers Lauren Mchee Deb Welsby Mary Dugan
La Sylphide tickets Nekka Crisostomo Samantha Jackson Andrew Mevissen
$1000 Woolworths vouchers Keren O'Brein Emily Beverley Marion Russell
Taronga Zoo passes Samantha Jackson Mooneen Clarke Tanya Caple Francis Caruso Ashley Grouse Orla Nogher Chris Jardine Dan Juhn Jennifer Desira Helen Kelly Krystal Angelo
South Pacific tickets Anthea Desmond Lisa Ellis Mary Clarke Christine Shipp Beth Nekkan Michelle Rouse Sharon Jancek Marilyn Harry Donna Innes Mary Ann Nicol
The Returned Anne Davies Cheryl Shi Jessica Tunnicliffe Stephen Fisher Lesley Pike Fiona Osborne Jessica Amend Brendon Clark Linda Clark Hermina Szekely-Herman Jordan Gogos Samara Lewis Linda Haw Amanda Le Estelle Pham Yulia Taylor Jessica Warner Janelle Meares Michael Lai Nora Sek-zenian
Tickety Tok Marina Browne Jayne Marshall Fiona Charlton Janelle Dowton Ella Lindsay Michelle S Wendy Luke Charmaine Young Ros Murray
iCarly DVD Stephen Kilcoyne Patricia Clancy Linda Waugh Jarrod Melmeth Jocelyn Robinson Amanda Donohoe Lucie Campbell Nicole Larsen Geraldine Hayward Rebecca Palminha David Lang Belinda Fletcher Erin Cleary Leeanne Gooch Nicole Morris Karen Green Pauline Stewart Samantha White Becky Stimson Wendy Quinlivan
Fabulous Brothers DVD Catherine McClelland Francisco Romero Phyllis Harpin Linda Harpin Alysia Sawczak Ula Hawkins Laura Jilka Sophia Clifton Samia Charbel Sasha Segers Romina Fragomeni Domenica Martjni Peter Forster Peter McDonough Jennifer Pollock Jane Smith Robert Garner Aileen Keating Judith Maunders Lauren Young
Wildlife Sydney Zoo Amie Moynihan Lisa Merhi Ash McMorrow Robert Ingrati Jennifer Desira Sharon Johnson Michelle Makin Belinda Lee Keone Little Jessica Mazis
Double pass to Wendy Matthews John Gordon Chris Hibbens David Randell Lyn Matthews Annie Loxton
Double pass to Kate Ceberano Kat Kluender Megan White Shauna Ferguson Luke Skarbek Sandra Guyot
Sting's new album Vasilia Xenoulis Nora Sek-zenian Richard Kelson Susan Thomas Nanette Restauro Doug Read J Edwards Stacey Potter Jenny Watson Bianca Haynes Sue Austen Alexandra Long Lea Sublett Amanda Gorton Lauren Manago