Yes, I know! Two weeks in a row we talk about Christmas, but for good reason.

Jingle Jangle hits Netflix today, ready to sweep you up in a steampunk sleigh of festive feels while Griff's release of Love is a Compass, the soundtrack to Disney’s Christmas campaign, will hit you right in the heart with a familiar hug and stay there all the way up until December 25th.

Set in the vibrant town of Cobbleton, the film follows toymaker Jeronicus Jangle (Forest Whitaker) whose inventions deliver in both whimsy and wonder. When his trusted apprentice (Keegan-Michael Key) steals his most prized creation, it’s up to his granddaughter) to heal old wounds and reawaken the magic within. Starring alongside Keegan, as his trusted yet devious and equally villainous matador figurine side-kick, is Ricky Martin.

On Zoom this week Keegan explained how long the project has taken to reach our screens.

"They’ve had this in the works for 20 years," he said. "There was always this sense of wonder and fun and adventure. Every single day it was delicious."

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While Keegan jumps around the screen, singing and dancing his various musical numbers to his heart’s content Ricky is full motion capture and CGI throughout which meant he shot all of his sequences away from the rest of the cast and the mesmerising sets.

"I shot everything months again Keegan. He did it in England, I did it in LA, locked in a small vocal booth. I had never done CGI before. I think its a very important project because of the story and the times we are living in. Everything that’s loving needs to be spread out to the world," he said.

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And it is those locations that really deliver the core appeal of the film, taking you to a world quite like you’ve never seen before in a Christmas film.

Talking about the first time he entered the town of Cobbleton, Keegan explained he was awestruck.

"I would go to set for dance rehearsals and vocal rehearsals, an empty warehouse with tape marking out where the set would be on the floor."

"And I remember someone grabbing me one day with eyes as big as saucers to know me the town, and it was one of those things, it felt like a 40s musical, you walk in, your turn a corner and there is a full Victorian city. It was breathtaking."

Currently averaging 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, Jingle Jangle is just what we all need to kickstart the holiday season and keep up singing and dancing in our living rooms until the new year.

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It wouldn’t be Christmas season without the release of the obligatory adverts that consistently pull on our heart strings and this year Disney have got in on the action.

Released this week, From Our Family to Yours tells the story of a grandmother and her granddaughter, and celebrates the festive family traditions and shared experiences that connect generations. Trigger warning, you will most likely shed a tear!

Accompanying the incredible animation are the vocals of Ivor Novello rising artist Griff, whose original song Love is a Compass provides just the right amount of emotion to make sure nobody is left untouched by the heart at the centre of the campaign.

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The heart-warming storyline is inspired by the themes of traditions, family togetherness and nostalgia, and includes a familiar friend in Mickey Mouse who features as a much loved toy, gifted to Lola as a young child by her father in 1940. With each passing year, Mickey comes to symbolise Lola’s childhood and a present day connection to her granddaughter, ultimately inspiring a festive surprise on Christmas morning.

The great news is that the Mickey Mouse toy from the campaign is available to purchase online and all proceeds go to supporting Make a Wish this holiday season.

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Speaking about the first time she watched the advert Griff said it had the same effect, "I watched it being made in stages, I heard the song separate. But when it all came together, the engineer did a rough edit so I could hear what it sounded like.

"That moment was crazy and emotional because I got to sit with the woman who wrote the storyline and she was talking about how it related to her and her grandma." 

Not only will Disney donate the profits from the sale of the Mickey Mouse teddy but they will also be donating $1 to Make A Wish every time someone posts on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter sharing their own past and present festive memories using the hashtag #LoveFromDisney.

Make-A-Wish is a Children's Charity which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. The importance of their work wasn’t lost on Griff in the making of the song.

"Its one of these charities I had heard of but actually getting into the detail of it and realising how many kids it helps is incredible.

"I was able to talk to one of the children they work with who really wants to be an actress. Its just so incredible that by just listening to the song, or picking up a Mickey Mouse you will be able to help kids realise their dreams". 

The Weekend with Stephen Byrne on RTÉ 2fm every Saturday and Sunday from 3pm.