Holly has launched before the other holiday channels in the past. Last year Holly came on November 12, and the others on November 24 (the Monday of Thanksgiving week). 2 years ago, XM started Holly on November 1...but I think that had a lot to do with Thanksgiving being quite early that year (November 22). I don't believe Holly will come on that soon this year. Holly will probably be put up no later than November 15.
I see in the last couple of days XM's holiday programming page has been changed....just a few days ago it was still listing last year's holiday channels. Now it's saying the channels are coming soon.
Usually they start with one station on Thanksgiving, which is likely to be Holly! Then they will add more as the days go by. In the past XM had as many as 5 Christmas channels. We'll have to see what Sirius XM does this year.
Do you mean charismatic in saying "holly" or just scattered seasonal music???