The 23rd Annual edition of Soundwaves Christmas aired online on December 12, 2012 and was broadcast December 15, 2012 on PCT, PenTV, KMVT, CreaTV, CMAP, CTV Santa Cruz, K-ECT and CCTV. The 3-hour program was taped on November 3 and December 1, 2012.
The annual fundraiser was hosted by Dennis Willis, Steven Kirk, Joe McCaffrey, with Jonathan Markham, Ani Kalafian and Leilani Hanaike. Guests included radio personalities Bret Burkhart, Peter Finch, Nikki Medoro and Kim McCallister. The musical acts were Lara Johnston, The GoldDiggers, Sean Okin, Kevy Nova (as himself and Santa Van Halen), Wishcraft Nation and Austin Corini, fresh off his run on Fox's X-Factor program.