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    It's Here! The SiriusXM Holiday Music Channel Guide

    If you're like us, holiday music can't start too early.  SiriusXM feels the same way and it's already launched its annual holiday music channel lineup for those who want to get in the holiday spirit early. 

    This year the subscription radio service says it's offering the most holiday music channels ever, with different ad-free (subscription required) channels to get you in a festive mood.  There are two new channels this year: Holiday Instrumentals and Noël Incontournable.  

    Note: Some channels listed below are only available on the SiriusXM app. Also, in some cases some channels are available on different dates for the app vs satellite channel.


    2021 Sirius XM Holiday Channel Lineup

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    Holly   


    Contemporary holiday hits featuring songs by Mariah Carey, Michael Bublé, Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix, Norah Jones, John Legend, Train, Lady A, Ariana Grande and more. 

    • Available on the SXM App and via satellite on channel 105 now through Sunday, December 26

    Holiday Traditions 

    Traditional holiday recordings from the '40s through the '60s by artists such as Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Ray Conniff and Nat King Cole.

    • Available on the SXM App and via satellite on channel 71 now through Sunday, December 26.

    Hallmark Channel Radio 

    Hallmark Channel Radio is back for the holidays, featuring timeless Christmas music and carols that celebrate the joy of the season. Hear the songs you love brought to you by beloved Hallmark stars like Candace Cameron Bure, Lacey Chabert, Jonathan Bennett, and more, who will share their favorite holiday songs and traditions. The channel will also take listeners behind the scenes of their all-new Countdown to Christmas movies. Hallmark Channel Radio is the perfect destination to embrace the wonder of the season with loved ones.

    • Available on the SXM App now through Sunday, December 26.
    • Monday, November 23 – Sunday, December 26 via satellite on channel 104.

    Holiday Soul

    Classic soul and Motown holiday music from the 60's and 70's, along with R&B holiday music from the 80's, 90's and today, including Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Lou Rawls, Smokey Robinson, The Jackson 5, The Supremes, John Legend, Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton and many more.

    • Available on the SXM App now through Sunday, December 26
    • Tuesday, December 7 – Sunday, December 26 via satellite on channel 49

    Country Christmas 

    Spanning the generations of country Christmas music, including Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood and George Strait. 

    • Available on the SXM App now through Sunday, December 26
    • Tuesday, December 7 – Sunday, December 26 via satellite on channel 58

    Christmas Spirit

    Christmas music and holiday favorites exclusively from contemporary Christian artists including Amy Grant, Chris Tomlin, MercyMe, Lauren Daigle, for KING & COUNTRY, Michael W. Smith Matthew West, Francesca Battistelli and more.

    • Available on the SXM App now through Sunday, December 26
    • Tuesday, December 7 – Sunday, December 26 via satellite on channel 63

    Holiday Pops

    Classical Christmas carols and holiday favorites performed by some of the greatest classical artists of all-time, including Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Luciano Pavarotti, New York Philharmonic, King's College Choir, Boston Pops and Thomas Hampson.

    • Available on the SXM App now through Sunday, December 26
    • Friday, December 24 – Saturday, December 25 via satellite on channel 76.

    Acoustic Christmas

    The tree may be lit, but SiriusXM wants to help you unplug this Christmas with nothing but acoustic holiday tunes. Hear new and classic holiday songs from well-known singer songwriters and bands like Jack Johnson, Sia, George Ezra, Train, Norah Jones, Maroon 5, Jason Mraz, The Lumineers and many more.

    • Available on the SXM App now through Sunday, December 26
    • Friday, December 24 – Saturday, December 25 via satellite on channel 6

    Mannheim Steamroller Channel  

    Mannheim Steamroller takes holiday classics in a refreshing new direction with their signature blend of symphonic, new age and rock music. Explore more than three decades of their majestic sounds of the season with Mannheim Steamroller founder Chip Davis.

    • Available on the SXM App now through Sunday, December 26

    Navidad

    Latin holiday music and traditional sounds, including Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, José Feliciano, Tito El Bambino, Marco Antonio Solís and Fania All-Stars.

    • Available on the SXM App now through Thursday, January 6

    Jolly Christmas

    Upbeat, energetic holiday hits from The Chipmunks, Gene Autry, Mariah Carey, Jose Feliciano, and many more. Listen on the SXM App now through December 26.

    Radio Hanukkah 

    Extensive collection of Hanukkah-themed music, including contemporary, traditional and children's selections as well as daily reflections and prayers related to the holiday.

    • Available on the SXM App Tuesday, November 23 through Monday, December 6  

    Jolly Christmas

    Upbeat, energetic holiday hits from The Chipmunks and Gene Autry to Mariah Carey and Jose Feliciano. Feel-good, singing along with the songs you know, bringing smiles to the season! Always a holiday hit…on Jolly Christmas.

    • Available on the SXM App now through Sunday, December 26 

    Holiday Instrumentals

    An all new holiday music channel featuring holiday favorites, but the vocals are replaced with instruments. String, piano, orchestra versions and more of your favorite holiday hits. Feel free to sing along with holiday hits instrumental style.

    • Available via streaming on the SXM App now through Sunday, December 26

    Noël Incontournable

    An all new holiday music channel featuring Francophone Christmas classics and contemporary holiday hits from the '60s to today with music from Ginette Reno, Bruno Pelletier and Laurence Nerbonne.

    Available year-round on the SXM App.


    Jazz Holidays

    Fire up the chestnuts and be prepared to bop along under the mistletoe with Christmas favorites from classic legends and contemporary jazz stars alike. Featuring songs from Ella Fitzgerald, David Benoit, Wynton Marsalis, Kenny G, Dianne Reeves, Dave Koz, and Vince Guaraldi.

    • Available on the SXM App now through Sunday, December 26

    '70s/'80s Holidays

    Sing along to the biggest and most familiar Christmas and holiday songs from the 1970s and ‘80s. Listen on the SXM App now through December 26.

    Rockin' Xmas

    The Rockin’ Xmas Channel features classic Christmas songs that rock, including hits, rarities,Sing-a-long to the biggest and most familiar Christmas and holiday songs from the '70s and '80s. Featuring songs from The Carpenters, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, Hall & Oates, The Jackson 5 and more.  

    • Available on the SXM App now through Sunday, December 26

    Rockin' Xmas

    SiriusXM's Rockin' Xmas Channel features classic Christmas songs that rock including hits, from AC/DC, Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi, U2, Tom Petty, REO Speedwagon, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Eagles and more.  Plus hear songs that might make you laugh from Cheech & Chong, Adam Sandler and others. 

    • Available on the SXM App now through Sunday, December 26

    Holiday Chill-Out

    SiriusXM brings you a 24/7 Holiday Chill-Out channel featuring downtempo & deep house versions of classic holiday music.

    • Available on the SXM App now through Sunday, December 26

    New Year's Nation  

    New Year's Nation is custom curated to serve as your ultimate New Year's celebration playlist powering your party with the best pop, rhythm, dance and hip-hop hits from across the nation to ring in 2022. Featuring songs from Dua Lipa, Justin Bieber, Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, Ed Sheeran, Doja Cat, Jonas Brothers and more.

    • Available on the SXM App and via satellite on channel 105 on Monday, December 27 through Monday, January 3

    KPIR_1420_logoOn a side note, the radio station I own in Granbury, TX, KPIR 1420 AM is also doing Christmas music almost 24/7 with a great mix of Christmas classics and new Christmas tunes as well.  You can stream us at www.KPIR.com and also on Alexa.  Just say “Alexa, enable REAL COUNTRY KPIR, then PLAY REAL COUNTRY KPIR."

     


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