Where To Catch Holiday Tunes This Season

The season of holiday jingles is finally here! If you’re ready to jam out to White Christmas, Silent Night, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, and other holiday tunes, we’ve got you covered.

If you have a SiriusXM® subscription and drive a car with built-in satellite radio (or you’ve upgraded your factory stereo with a VAIS satellite radio adapter kit), this list is for you. Below you’ll find eight top-notch holiday radio channels available on SiriusXM®, as well as information on when they start playing holiday music 24/7 and what they’ll play.

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1. Holly

  • Channels: 65 & 30
  • Type(s) of Holiday Music: Contemporary and traditional
  • Available Dates: Nov. 1 – Dec. 5 on Channel 65, Dec. 5 – Dec. 28 on Channel 30
  • Featured Artists: Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Josh Groban, Ariana Grande, Michael Buble, Meghan Trainor, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Brian Setzer, Pentatonix, Sam Smith

2. Holiday Traditions

  • Channel: 73
  • Type(s) of Holiday Music: Hits from the ‘40s through the ‘60s
  • Available Dates: Nov. 1 – Dec. 26
  • Featured Artists: Bing Crosby, Nat “King” Cole, Andy Williams, Ray Conniff

3. Navidad

  • Channel: 781 (streaming)
  • Type(s) of Holiday Music: Contemporary Latin, traditional classics
  • Available Dates: Nov. 1 – Jan. 7
  • Featured Artists: Gloria Estefan, El Gran Combo, Tito El Bambino, Marco Antonio Solis, Jose Feliciano, Fania All-Stars

4. Country Christmas

  • Channels: 58 & 779 (streaming)
  • Type(s) of Holiday Music: Contemporary country and classic country
  • Available Dates: Nov. 1 – Dec. 3  Streaming on Channel 779, Dec. 3 – Dec. 26 Channel 58
  • Featured Artists: Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, Willie Nelson

5. Holiday Soul

  • Channel: 49 & 778 (streaming)
  • Type(s) of Holiday Music: Classic soul from the ‘60s-70s, Motown from the ‘60s-70s, R&B from the ‘80s-90s
  • Available Dates: Nov. 1 – Dec. 3  Streaming on Channel 778, Dec. 3 – Dec. 26 Channel 49
  • Featured Artists: Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Luther Vandross, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, the Four Tops, the Supremes, Dionne Warwick, the O’Jays, James Brown, the Temptations, Lou Rawls, Toni Braxton

6. Radio Hanukkah

  • Channel: 778 (streaming)
  • Type(s) of Holiday Music: Contemporary, traditional, children’s, daily reflections, prayers
  • Available Dates: 12/20 – 12/31

7. Holiday Pops

  • Channel: 76 & 780 (streaming)
  • Type(s) of Holiday Music: Classical, Christmas carols
  • Launch Date: Nov. 1 – Dec. 24  Streaming on Channel 780, Dec. 24 – Dec 26 Channel 76
  • Featured Artists: Boston Pops, King’s College Choir, Thomas Hampson, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Luciano Pavarotti, the New York Philharmonic

8. New Year’s Nation

  • Channel: 30
  • Type(s) of Holiday Music: Popular NYE party hits
  • Available Dates: Dec. 28 – Jan. 2

If you liked this list, you may dig this list of can’t miss SiriusXM® shows you can check out after the holidays (or now if you want).

Categories: Satellite Radio