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Guide to Getting Your Holiday Music Fix 24/7 on LI

Written by Lon Cohen  |  20. November 2019

Are we the only ones who crank up the Xmas tunes the day after Halloween? If you’re looking for a way to catch a holiday buzz, there's nothing better than a good old fashioned Christmas carol. Or a jazz-fusion take on an old classic. Or a Country Christmas. You get the point. There are so many places for you to get your yuletide groove on.

 

For those who are already in the Christmas spirit or are looking for the background music to get them in the mood, we have compiled all the stations and playlists you need to get your fill (or overkill) on the sounds of the season.

 

Terrestrial Radio

 

106.7 Lite FM - Calling itself New York’s Christmas Music Station, this adult contemporary station has gone all Holiday music, all the time. You can tune in on your radio at 106.7 or try the app on their website here.

 

WALK97.5 - Every year this station changes over to all Christmas music around Thanksgiving and calls itself Long Island's Holiday Music Station. It was one of the first stations on Long Island to run all Christmas music in 1995 on its AM station. In 2002 it was run on both WALK AM and FM stations. Listen at 97.5 on your radio dial or click here to listen on your computer.

 

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SiriusXM

 

This year, the satellite radio service announced that it will have 15 commercial free channels playing holiday music:

 

Holly (via satellite on channel 65 and on channel 30) - Contemporary holiday hits featuring songs by Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani, Michael Bublé, Pentatonix, Josh Groban, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Idina Menzel, and more. Friday, November 1 – Thursday, December 5 at 3:00 am on Channel 65. Thursday, December 5 – Saturday, December 28 at 3:00 am on Channel 30.

 

Holiday Traditions (via satellite on channel 73) - Traditional holiday recordings from the '40s through the '60s by artists such as Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Ray Conniff and Nat King Cole. Friday, November 1 – Thursday, December 26 at 3:00 am.

 

Hallmark Channel Radio (via satellite on channel 70) - Bringing the warmth and joy of the season to SiriusXM with Hallmark Channel Radio, featuring timeless Christmas music and carols. Songs you love, brought to you by your favorite Hallmark Channel stars, like Candace Cameron Bure, who will share their own favorite carols, traditions and take you behind the scenes of their new movies. Friday, October 25 – Thursday, December 26 at 3:00 am.

 

Holiday Pops (via streaming on channel 780 and via satellite on channel 76) - Classical Christmas carols and holiday favorites performed by the greatest classical artists of all-time, including the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Luciano Pavarotti, New York Philharmonic, King's College Choir, Boston Pops and Thomas Hampson. Friday, November 1 – Tuesday, December 24 at 3:00 am on streaming-only channel 780. Tuesday, December 24 – Thursday, December 26 at 3:00 am on channel 76.

 

Country Christmas (via streaming on channel 779 and via satellite on channel 58) - A wide-ranging assortment of country Christmas music, including Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves and more. Friday, November 1 – Tuesday, December 3 at 3:00 am on streaming-only channel 779. Tuesday, December 3 – Thursday, December 26 at 3:00 am on channel 58.

 

Navidad (via streaming on channel 781) - Latin holiday music and traditional sounds, including Víctor Manuelle, Gloria Estefan, José Feliciano, Marco Antonio Solis, El Gran Combo and Tito El Bambino. Friday, November 1 – Tuesday, January 7 at 3:00 am.

 

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Holiday Soul (via streaming on channel 778 and via satellite on channel 49) - Classic soul and Motown holiday music from the '60s and '70s, along with R&B holiday music from the '80s and early '90s, including Aretha Franklin, Temptations, James Brown, Lou Rawls, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Dionne Warwick, The Jackson 5, The Four Tops, The Supremes, The O'Jays, Gladys Knight, Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston and Toni Braxton.  Friday, November 1 – Tuesday, December 3 at 3:00 am on streaming-only channel 778. Tuesday, December 3 – Thursday, December 26 at 3:00 am on channel 49.

 

Radio Hanukkah (via satellite and streaming on channel 788) - Extensive collection of Hanukkah-themed music, including contemporary, traditional and children's selections as well as daily reflections and prayers related to the holiday.. Friday, December 20 – Tuesday, December 31 at 3:00 am.

 

Acoustic Christmas (via streaming on channel 782 and via satellite on channel 14) - Unplug with acoustic holiday songs. From re-imagined versions of classics to new holiday tunes from singer songwriters and bands like Jack Johnson, George Ezra, Norah Jones, Maroon 5, Jason Mraz, The Lumineers, Jewel and many more. Friday, November 1 – Saturday, December 14 at 3:00 am on streaming-only channel 782. Friday, December 20 – Thursday, December 26 at 3:00 am on channel 14.

 

Christmas Spirit (via streaming on channel 787 and via satellite on channel 63) -  Christmas music and holiday favorites exclusively from contemporary Christian artists including MercyMe, Lauren Daigle, for KING & COUNTRY, Michael W. Smith and more. Friday, November 1 – Saturday, December 14 at 3:00 am on streaming-only channel 787

Friday, December 20 – Thursday, December 26 at 3:00 am on channel 63.

 

70s/80s Christmas (via streaming on channel 783) - Sing-a-long to the biggest and most familiar Christmas and holiday songs from the 70s & 80s. Friday, November 1 – Thursday, December 26 at 3:00 am.

 

Rockin' Xmas (via streaming on channel 784) - The Rockin' Xmas Channel features classic Christmas songs that rock including hits, rarities, live tracks and some that might make you laugh. Friday, November 1 – Thursday, December 26 at 3:00 am.

 

Holiday Chill-Out (via streaming on channel 785) - SiriusXM brings you a 24/7 Holiday Chill-Out channel featuring downtempo electronic holiday music from artists like Kaskade, Lost Frequencies. DJ Style and more. Friday, November 1 – Thursday, December 26 at 3:00 am.

 

Jazz Holidays (via streaming on channel 786) - 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, Kenny G, Count Basie Orchestra, Diana Krall, Wynton Marsalis, Dave Koz, and Vince Guaraldi. Friday, November 1 – Thursday, December 26 at 3:00 am.

 

New Year's Nation (via satellite on channel 30) - New Year's Nation is custom-created to serve as the ultimate soundtrack to New Year's Eve parties around the country.  The channel will feature the biggest, upbeat party hits from genres across SiriusXM's music platform.

Saturday, December 28 – Thursday, January 2 at 3:00 am.

 

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Spotify 

 

The streaming music app plenty of playlists for Holiday music. Try a few below or create one of your own:

 

Heavy Metal Christmas Collection - For the head bangers.

 

Christmas Funny, Humorous, Weird, and Silly Songs - For something completely different.

 

Christmas Pop - Playlist by Spotify.

 

Christmas Radio 2019 ❄️- Playlist from College Radio

 

Xmas | Christmas 2019 - By UK Filtr.

 

Christmas Songs - Holiday Music - By Filtr.

 

Holiday 100 - By Billboard.

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