SiriusXM Radio Offers Christmas and Holiday Music

Listen to holiday favorites via satellite

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SiriusXM offers plenty of Christmas, Hanukkah, and other holiday music every year, with most channels beginning as early as November 1. One channel even broadcasts year-round for those who just can't get enough jingle in their bells. The channel lineups offer an enormous variety of genres, from traditional, classic, and soul to contemporary, humor, and beyond. You can even listen online if you have a SiriusXM subscription. Here's a sampling of SiriusXM's yuletide offerings as of 2019. 

While most channels reappear each year, specific channel numbers may change.

The Basics

Holiday Traditions (channel 3): If you're looking for an old-fashioned Christmas feeling, you'll love Holiday Traditions, which features seasonal music spanning the decades between the 1940s and 1960s. Nat "King" Cole, Andy Williams, and Bing Crosby are just a few of the artists you'll hear. The best part: Holiday Traditions broadcasts all year long on channel 782).

Holly (channel 4): The Holly channel plays contemporary holiday hits by Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix, Josh Groban, Madonna, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Brian Setzer, Jimmy Buffett, Mariah Carey, and other popular artists.

Holiday Pops (channel 76): The Holiday Pops channel offers classical Christmas carols and holiday favorites performed by noted classical musicians including the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Luciano Pavarotti, the New York Philharmonic, King’s College Choir, the Boston Pops, and Thomas Hampson.

Country Christmas (channel 58): The Country Christmas channel features an assortment of country Christmas music from Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, and Willie Nelson. Celebrity guest DJs such as Dolly Parton, Little Big Town, and Brenda Lee pick music and share personal memories.

Holiday Soul (channel 49) offers classic soul and Motown holiday music from the ‘60s and '70s, along with R&B holiday music from the ’80s and ’90s. Artists include Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Dionne Warwick, the Four Tops, the Supremes, the O’Jays, James Brown, the Temptations, Lou Rawls, and Toni Braxton.

Other genre-based channels: Jazz Holidays (channel 784); Acoustic Christmas (Channel 14); '70s/'80s Holidays (channel 780); Jazz Holidays (channel 784); Holiday Chill-Out (channel 783); Rockin' Xmas (channel 781)

A Different Twist

Radio Hanukkah (channel 77) features an extensive collection of Hanukkah-themed music, including contemporary, traditional, and children’s selections as well as daily reflections and prayers related to the holiday.

Navidad (channel 786) features Latin holiday music and traditional sounds, including José Feliciano, the Fania All-Stars, Gloria Estefan, Marco Antonio Solís, El Gran Combo, and Tito El Bambino.

Christmas Spirit (channel 63) features contemporary Christian favorites from artists including Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, MercyMe, Matthew West, Francesca Battistelli, and Lauren Daigle.

Mannheim Steamroller (channel 30) plays the group's stirring symphonic, rock, new age, and modern renditions of holiday favorites.

Hallmark Channel Radio (channel 70) is hosted by Hallmark Channel stars, who discuss favorite traditions, songs, and movies as they introduce your favorite Christmas carols.

Celebrate New Year's

New Year's Nation (channel 4): The ultimate soundtrack to New Year’s Eve parties around the country features upbeat party hits from genres across SiriusXM’s music platform.