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The Jingle Bell Ball is almost upon us - so here's our 26-piece guide to the UK's BIGGEST Christmas party!
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While your focus might be what's happening ON stage, there's pretty much a military operation going on BACKstage! From producers to make-up artists, directors to security, there's HUNDREDS of people working behind-the-scenes to make sure our Balls run flawlessly. Oh, and there's even a kick-ass catering area too (trust us on that!).
Christmas just wouldn't be the same without our Jingle Bell Ball! It really does get you in that festive spirit, and it means you can OFFICIALLY start singing Christmas songs to your friends and family, and they're got to put up with it! (Getty)
From the divas to the down-to-Earths, there's a whole range of personalities chilling out in these dressing rooms before the big show. We *could* tell you what appears on their riders, but we've been sworn to secrecy*! (*What happens on Snapchat, stays on Snapchat...)
Whether it's collaborations, relationships or something TOTALLY juicy we'd never have dreamed of, our radio studio behind the stage has uncovered COUNTLESS exclusives over the years
Thanks to Snapchat, everyone's selfie game has been massively upped! We'll be hooking you up with a few special filters on the day, and can't wait to see what you get up to with them! (Snapchat)
QUEEEEEN! Lady Gaga's rocked out at two of our JBBs before - in 2009 and 2013. As well as her flawless vocals and fierce dance routines, she even treated us to a christmas carol or two, AND sang to a Christmas tree. How festive! (PA)
You might think that our Jingle Bell Ballers arriving in blacked out people carriers and limos is the classiest way to arrive, but our friends at Coca-Cola DEFINITELY outshine them! The world famous Coca-Cola Truck will be parked outside The O2 all weekend, so you will DEFINITELY be in the festive spirit! (iStock)
Yes, we're the UK's number 1 hit music station (all thanks to you, bbz!), but the Jingle Bell Ball is a truly world-renowned event! We've got stars jetting in from every corner of the globe to perform just for you, and #CapitalJBB ALWAYS trends worldwide. This isn't just the UK's biggest Christmas party, it's probably the world's! (iStock)
Our ears are STILL ringing after all the screaming that took place when Justin ripped his top off at 2015's #CapitalJBB... (PA)
Another truly stellar performer that graced our JBB stage in 2013 - and we're STILL asking Santa for a diamond-encrusted skipping rope 3 years later. (PA)
Jesy, Perrie, Jade & Leigh Anne are truly the queens of our Balls! The feisty four-piece have appeared on our Jingle Bell Ball stage four times, and we can't wait to see what SASS they delivery from their latest material. (PA)
We're being clever here ;) - not only are you guys louder than a Boeing 747 (probably), every ticket you buy helps raise money for Global's Make Some Noise charity! So go on, give yourselves a pat on the back, because by partying with us, you're raising money for young people up and down the country!
A fresh-faced Nathan Sykes made his Jingle Bell Ball debut as part of The Wanted in 2010, and, as of 2016, has performed an impressive SIX times! He's so chill about it, he even brought out a cuppa with him last year! (PA)
Venues don't come much more iconic than London's O2 Arena - and this year will be the ninth time we've called it home! (iStock)
Whether it's fire, CO2 or confetti cannons, there's always some EPIC pyro at our shows! With Calvin Harris and Martin Garrix on the lineup this year, expect some epic effects... AND FREAKIN' LASERS! (PA)
Yeah, we did struggle with this one... but it's important to stay hydrated! There's THOUSANDS of bottles of water and Coca-Cola to keep the hundreds of people backstage ticking across the two nights.
From dreadlocks to diamonds, the JBB red carpet always provides us with some serious show-stopping outfits. We can't wait to see what the likes of Little Mix, Ellie Goulding and Dua Lipa will be rocking this year!
Whether it's guest vocalists or just someone we sneakily didn't tell you was showing up, there're ALWAYS a few tricks up our sleeves at the JBB! (PA)
Tickets sold out in well under an hour this year! Keep It Capital for your chance to win your way in! (Twitter)
Thousands of party goers will be travelling alongside you to The O2, and the Tube is the easiest way to get there. If you're on the Jubilee line on the 3rd or 4th December, why not start a Little Mix or Shawn Mendes singalong? Londoners just LOVE that! ;) (iStock)
Yes, we did drop the 'V' word! From the second you wake up to the second you shut your eyes in bed that night, the Jingle Bell Ball is full-on party vibes!
From Little Mix's first live performance with Jason Derulo, to 5 Seconds Of Summer performing as a 3-some for the first and only time, the JBB has been home to LOADS of world firsts. (PA)
Thanks to this man, 4 of our JBB 2016 stars were discovered! We've had 13 acts perform on our stage that were made famous by British reality TV shows! (Getty)
15,846,909,668 views and counting... Yes, our 2016 stars have racked up almost 16 BILLION YouTube views! That means between you, you've spent a combined 122 thousand YEARS watching their music videos... which is time well spent, if you ask us! (iStock)
After a loooooong day of partying, singing and dancing, you're gonna be worn out! Just make sure you make it home before you fall asleep. Passing out on the tube could end up in you waking up in Morden, and nobody wants that (unless you live there, of course...) (iStock)