Maroon 5, Primal Scream and Pixie Lott have all contributed their favourite festive tracks to an advent calendar.

The artists have all put forward their favourite Christmas songs to music service Spotify’s advent calendar application, which unveils a new track, selected by one of eight artists, every day in December until the 25th.

Choices along the way include artists as diverse as Mariah Carey, Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen, TinieTempah, Michael Buble and Motley Crue.

Pixie Lott said of her selection: “It’s my favourite time of year so I’ve done a special festive playlist that includes some classics and my all time favourite Christmas song, it always gets me excited.”

Also selecting tracks for the playlist – which starts today (01.12.11) – are Leona Lewis, Jason Derulo, Kelly Clarkson, Ryan Adams and Westlife.

Nikki Lambert, EU Marketing Director for Spotify, explained: “The advent calendar ritual of opening a new door each day to discover a new treat, is one of the most fun things about the run up to Christmas.”

Fans can download the app and find out their favourite artist’s choices at