SiriusXM launches 19 ad-free stations for the holidays

by W. Andrew Powell

Get ready for that festive spirit. SiriusXM announced 19 holiday stations today to help get everyone in the spirit of the season, with something for all kinds of music lovers.

Streaming on the SXM app and on SiriusXM devices, the channels range from classics to rock, and everything in between.

New stations announced this year include Holiday Instrumentals and Noël Incontournable, and the return of favourites like Holly and Holiday Traditions.

Visit SiriusXM.ca for more details on the channels, and to get details on how you can sign up for a subscription. SiriusXM offers streaming options for home, on the go, and in your car.

Most holiday channels are available now on the SXM app until December 26, while channels will take over the satellite channels listed below over the coming days.

SiriusXM’s holiday channel lineup:

Holly | SXM App & channel 105

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

Holiday Traditions | SXM App & channel 71

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

Hallmark Channel Radio | SXM App & channel 104

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 favourite 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 satellite from Monday, November 23 until Sunday, December 26.

Holiday Soul | SXM App & channel 49

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 satellite from Tuesday, December 7 until Sunday, December 26.

Country Christmas | SXM App & channel 58

Spanning the generations of country Christmas music, including Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood and George Strait.
Available on satellite from Tuesday, December 7 until Sunday, December 26.

Christmas Spirit | SXM App & channel 63

Christmas music and holiday favourites 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 satellite from Tuesday, December 7 until Sunday, December 26.

Holiday Pops | SXM App & channel 76

Classical Christmas carols and holiday favourites 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 satellite from Friday, December 24 until Saturday, December 25.

Acoustic Christmas | SXM App & channel 6

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 satellite from Friday, December 24 until Saturday, December 25.

Mannheim Steamroller Channel | SXM App

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.

Latin holiday music and traditional sounds, including Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, José Feliciano, Tito El Bambino, Marco Antonio Solís and Fania All-Stars. Available until Thursday, January 6.

Radio Hanukkah | SXM App

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 from Tuesday, November 23 until Monday, December 6.

Jolly Christmas | SXM App

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.

Holiday Instrumentals (available on the SXM App

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

Noël Incontournable | SXM App

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 | SXM App

Fire up the chestnuts and be prepared to bop along under the mistletoe with Christmas favourites 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.

70s/80s Holidays | SXM App

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.

Rockin’ Xmas | SXM App

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.

Holiday Chill-Out | SXM App

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

New Year’s Nation | SXM App & channel 105

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 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 from Monday, December 27 until Monday, January 3.

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