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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

SiriusXm Will Carry 8 Commercial-Free Holiday Channels


Not to be outdone by radio flipping to holiday music all across the land, SiriusXM will offer subscribers eight holiday channels, all without commercials. The eight 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. Here are the details on all the channels and what type of music each channel will offer:

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 p.m. ET- Wednesday, December 31 at 3:00 a.m. 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 p.m. ET- Wednesday, December 31 at 3:00 a.m. ET
Holly is also a year-round online channel, on channel 781.

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 p.m. ET- Friday, December 26 at 3:00 a.m. 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 p.m. ET- Friday, December 26 at 3:00 a.m. ET

Navidad (SiriusXM channel 785)
will feature contemporary Latin holiday music and traditional classics, including Jose Feliciano, Willie Colon, Gloria Estefan, Marco Antonio Solis, El Gran Combo, and Thalia.
Tuesday, December 2 at 12:00 p.m. ET- Wednesday, January 7 at 3:00 a.m. 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 p.m. ET - Friday, December 26 at 3:00 a.m. 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 p.m. ET- Thursday, December 25 at 3:00 a.m. ET

New Year's Nation (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 p.m. ET - Friday, January 2 at 3:00 a.m. ET

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