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SiriusXM holiday music channels kick off Christmas season early

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Are you ready for some Christmas music?

SiriusXM is officially in the holiday spirit — the streaming service launched its 2021 bevy of Christmas channels on Wednesday.

This year’s 19 channels — the service’s most to date — includes two new streams along with the usual variety of holiday hits and standards in rock, country, jazz and other genres. All are available to listen to now.

In addition to this year’s new channels, SiriusXM is letting subscribers share a personal holiday greeting as well as their top Christmas songs. To share a greeting, subscribers can record a voice memo and email it to [email protected] To share their top three holiday songs, along with a bit about why those songs mean so much, subscribers can send a voice memo to [email protected] A tip from SiriusXM: “Shorter messages are more likely to air so keep it brief!”

Here are this year’s list of holiday channels, most of them are currently available on the SXM App.

Holly: Contemporary holiday hits (e.g. Mariah Carey, Michael Bublé, Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix, Norah Jones, John Legend, Train, Lady A, Ariana Grande). App and satellite, channel 105: Through Dec. 27

Holiday Traditions: Classic holiday music from the ’40s through the ’60s (e.g. Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Ray Conniff, Nat King Cole). App and satellite, channel 71: Through Dec. 27

Hallmark Channel Radio: Hallmark stars like Candace Cameron Bure, Lacey Chabert, Jonathan Bennett and more share their favorite holiday songs and traditions. The channel will also take listeners behind the scenes of their all-new Countdown to Christmas movies. App, channel 777: Through Nov. 23; app and satellite, channel 104: Nov. 23-Dec. 27

Holiday Soul: Classic soul and Motown holiday music from the ’60s and ’70s, and R&B holiday music from the ’80s, ’90s and today (e.g. Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Lou Rawls, Smokey Robinson, The Jackson 5, The Supremes, John Legend, Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton). App, channel 778: Through Dec. 7; app and satellite, channel 49: Dec. 7-27

Country Christmas: Country Christmas music (e.g. Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, George Strait). App, channel 779: Through Dec. 7; App and satellite, channel 58: Dec. 7-27

Christmas Spirit: Christmas music and holiday favorites from contemporary Christian artists (e.g. Amy Grant, Chris Tomlin, MercyMe, Lauren Daigle, Michael W. Smith, Matthew West, Francesca Battistelli). App, channel 782: Through Dec. 7; app and satellite, channel 63: Dec. 7-27

Holiday Pops: Classical Christmas carols and holiday favorites from classical artists (e.g. Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Luciano Pavarotti, New York Philharmonic, King’s College Choir, Boston Pops, Thomas Hampson). App, channel 784: Through Dec. 27; app and satellite, channel 76: Dec. 24-26

Acoustic Christmas: Unplugged Christmas hits (e.g. Jack Johnson, Sia, George Ezra, Train, Norah Jones, Maroon 5, Jason Mraz, The Lumineers). App, channel 781: Through Dec. 7; app and satellite, channel 6: Dec. 24-26

New Year’s Nation: Your ultimate New Year’s celebration playlist of pop, rhythm, dance and hip-hop hits from across the nation to ring in 2022 (e.g. Dua Lipa, Justin Bieber, Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, Ed Sheeran, Doja Cat, Jonas Brothers). App and satellite, channel 105: Dec. 27-Jan. 4

The following streams are available only through the app:

Mannheim Steamroller Channel: Holiday classics in Chip Davis’ signature blend of symphonic, new age and rock. App, channel 510: Through Dec. 27

Navidad: Latin holiday music and traditional sounds (e.g. Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, José Feliciano, Tito El Bambino, Marco Antonio Solís, Fania All-Stars). App, channel 787: Through Jan. 7

Radio Hanukkah: Hanukkah-themed music, including contemporary, traditional and children’s selections as well as daily reflections and prayers related to the holiday. App, channel 788: Nov. 28-Dec. 7

Jolly Christmas: Upbeat, energetic holiday hits (e.g. The Chipmunks, Gene Autry, Mariah Carey, Jose Feliciano). App, channel 786: Through Dec. 27

Holiday Instrumentals: A 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. App, channel 791: Through Dec. 27

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. App, channel 753: Year-round

Jazz Holidays: Christmas favorites from legends and contemporary jazz stars (e.g. Ella Fitzgerald, David Benoit, Wynton Marsalis, Kenny G, Dianne Reeves, Dave Koz, Vince Guaraldi). App, channel 785: Through Dec. 27

70s/80s Holidays: Familiar Christmas and holiday songs from the ’70s and ’80s (e.g. The Carpenters, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, Hall & Oates, The Jackson 5). App, channel 780: Through Dec. 27

Rockin’ Xmas: Christmas songs that rock (Eg. AC/DC, Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi, U2, Tom Petty, REO Speedwagon, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Eagles). App, channel 789: Through Dec. 27

Holiday Chill-Out: Downtempo & deep house versions of classic holiday music. App, channel 783: Through Dec. 27

SiriusXM’s platinum deal gives listeners three months for $1 for new subscribers. After the first three months, the cost is $10.99 per month.


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