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SiriusXM Announces Holiday Music Plans

SiriusXM Holiday Music Christmas Holly Traditions Country NavidadSiriusXM has announced it will begin rolling out is holiday music channels with the launch of Holly (Channel 17) and Holiday Traditions (Sirius 147/XM 43) on Tuesday, November 11.

Those will be accompanied by Country Christmas (Channel 58) and Navidad (Online 785) on December 2, Radio Hanukkah (Channel 68) on December 16, Holiday Soul (Channel 49) on December 19, and Holiday Pops (Channel 76) on December 24.

SiriusXM today announced its holiday music lineup featuring eight commercial-free channels celebrating the festive season.

SiriusXM’s holiday music channels will offer listeners a variety of traditional holiday songs, classical Christmas carols, country Christmas classics, contemporary holiday tunes, soul music, Hanukkah music and Latin seasonal music.

SiriusXM’s commercial-free holiday music channels will be available on multiple satellite radio channels, and via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other connected devices and online at siriusxm.com

SiriusXM’s holiday channel lineup features:

Holiday Traditions (via satellite on Sirius channel 147 and XM channel 73) will feature traditional holiday music from the ‘40s through the ‘60s by artists such as Andy Williams, Ray Conniff, Bing Crosby and Nat “King” Cole. Tuesday, November 11 at 12:00 pm ET- Wednesday, December 31 at 3:00 am ET

Holly (via satellite on channel 17) will feature contemporary holiday music as well as traditional favorites, including songs by Idina Menzel, Kelly Clarkson, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Mariah Carey, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Colbie Caillat, Whitney Houston and the cast of Pentatonix. Tuesday, November 11 at 12:00 pm ET- Wednesday, December 31 at 3:00 am ET Holly is also a year round online channel, on channel 781 and http://www.siriusxm.com/hollyonline.

Holiday Pops (via satellite on channel 76) will feature classical Christmas carols and other holiday favorites by the greatest classical musicians of all-time, including the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Boston Pops, Luciano Pavarotti, The New York Philharmonic, King’s College Choir and Thomas Hampson. Wednesday, December 24 at 12:00 pm ET- Friday, December 26 at 3:00 am ET

Country Christmas (via satellite on channel 58) will feature a mix of country Christmas music from contemporary artists as well as classic country artists, including Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood and Lady Antebellum. Tuesday, December 2 at 12:00 pm ET- Friday, December 26 at 3:00 am ET

Navidad (SiriusXM channel 785) will feature contemporary Latin holiday music and with traditional classics, including Jose Feliciano, Willie Colon, Gloria Estefan, Marco Antonio Solis, El Gran Combo and Thalia. Tuesday, December 2 at 12:00 pm ET- Wednesday, January 7 at 3:00 am ET

Holiday Soul (via satellite on channel 49) will feature classic soul and Motown holiday music from the ‘60s and ‘70s as well as R&B from the ‘80s and ‘90s including Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Dionne Warwick, The Four Tops, The Supremes, The O’Jays, James Brown, The Temptations, Lou Rawls and Toni Braxton. Friday, December 19 at 12:00 pm ET – Friday, December 26 at 3:00 am ET

Radio Hanukkah (via satellite on channel 68) will feature a wide variety of Hanukkah music including contemporary, traditional and children’s Hanukkah classics. Tuesday, December 16 at 12:00 pm ET- Thursday, December 25 at 3:00 am ET

New Year’s Nation (via satellite on channel 3) is the ultimate soundtrack to New Year’s Eve parties around the country and will feature the biggest, upbeat party hits from genres across SiriusXM’s music platform. Wednesday, December 31 at 12:00 pm ET – Friday, January 2 at 3:00 am ET

For more information about additional holiday programming, please visit www.siriusxm.com/holiday.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

2 Comments

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    By the time Siruis/XM launches it’s first Holiday channels (on Novemebr 11th), there could be dozens of terrestrial (read: FM and AM) stations that have been broadcasting 24/7 Christmas formats for several days.

  2. Profile photo of joseph_gallant


    Music Choice’s seasonal music channel will go all-Christmas this Sunday (November 2nd), and will probably continue with the all-Christmas format until early January, as they have in the past.

    Information was from this PDF file on the Music Choice website:

    http://corporate.musicchoice.com/files/2913/8720/9734/2014_Sound_Of_SEASONS_.pdf

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