SIRIUS XM Radio Decks the Halls With Five Channels of Commercial-Free Holiday Music

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It’s that time of year again! With Christmas only a month and a half away Sirius XM Radio has announced their Holiday music lineup featuring five commercial-free specialty channels.

SIRIUS XM’s holiday music channels will showcase traditional holiday songs, classical Christmas carols, Hanukkah music, country Christmas hits and contemporary festive music. The special holiday programming will feature holiday music favorites recorded by artists including Dean Martin, Paul McCartney, Andy Williams, Mariah Carey, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Trans Siberian Orchestra. The various channels will offer listeners the perfect soundtrack to any holiday party.

SIRIUS XM Radio holiday channel lineup features:

Holly (SIRIUS channel 3 and XM channel 23) will feature contemporary holiday music as well as traditional favorites, including songs by John Mayer, Colbie Caillat, Josh Groban and Michael Buble.

Monday, November 16 – Thursday, December 31.

Holiday Traditions (SIRIUS channel 4 and XM channel 4) will feature traditional holiday recordings from the ’40s through the ’60s by artists such as Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Ray Conniff and Nat “King” Cole.

Monday, November 16 – Friday, December 25.

Holiday Pops (SIRIUS channel 79 and XM channel 77) will feature classical Christmas carols sung by the greatest classical musicians of all-time, including the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Luciano Pavarotti, Boston Pops and Leontyne Price.

Monday, December 7 – Friday, December 25.

Country Christmas (SIRIUS channel 62 and XM channel 10) will feature a wide-ranging assortment of country Christmas music, including Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood and Kenny Rogers.

Monday, December 7 – Friday, December 25.

Radio Hanukkah (SIRIUS channel 76 and XM channel 28) will feature an extensive collection of Hanukkah music and special segments celebrating Jewish culture, including Jewish community leaders, prominent artists and various celebrities sharing personal stories and memories about the holiday season. Radio Hanukkah will also feature a live broadcast of the lighting of the National Menorah on the Ellipse in front of the White House.

Monday, December 7 – Saturday, December 19.

SIRIUS XM’s commercial-free holiday channels will also be available online at SIR and XMRO.




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Holiday Traditions will be my Christmas channel of choice! It wasn't available on Sirius last Christmas.

I remember last year you were so disappointed that the Sirius side didn't have this one. Its a great channel and I am so glad you'll be able to enjoy it this year.

The Bing channel was cool, but it won't be on this time around, still Bing will be played a great deal on the Traditional Channel.
 

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I remember last year you were so disappointed that the Sirius side didn't have this one. Its a great channel and I am so glad you'll be able to enjoy it this year.
Yes indeed! This is the music my parents always played around the house at Christmas time.
Don't get me wrong... I enjoy Holly too, but I have to change channels everytime the Backstreet Boys or somebody like that plays. Or Celine Dion singing the John Lennon classic "Happy Xmas".
 

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I have heard good things about Holiday traditions I will be happy to hear it! If it's anything like Slacker's "Holiday Traditions" then it's going to be good.

Two other channels are going to get bumped on my presets in a couple weeks haha.
 

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I love the Holiday Traditions channel. I hope they play the old Bing Crosby Show broadcasts like they have in the past.
 

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Ya since they are usurping other channels just go to the appropriate channel and you will hear the same audio feed we are on our Sirius/XM radios.
 

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Today on the Elvis channel:

12:00 PM–1:00 PM est
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Saturday Special- ELVIS Christmas Music!
Full on Elvis Christmas music! It's official - The Holidays are underway! Take a break from shopping, football and leftovers and request your favorite Elvis Christmas song!
 

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Today on the Elvis channel:

12:00 PM–1:00 PM est
Elvis Radio
XM 18
Saturday Special- ELVIS Christmas Music!
Full on Elvis Christmas music! It's official - The Holidays are underway! Take a break from shopping, football and leftovers and request your favorite Elvis Christmas song!

So an hour of Blue Christmas sung over and over?
 

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Today on the Elvis channel:

12:00 PM–1:00 PM est
Elvis Radio
XM 18
Saturday Special- ELVIS Christmas Music!
Full on Elvis Christmas music! It's official - The Holidays are underway! Take a break from shopping, football and leftovers and request your favorite Elvis Christmas song!

I finally got to listen after recording this. If you are drinking holiday cheer, ELVIS Christmas music is the best to jam to. (IMO) :bigthumbup: