SiriusXM started their annual broadcast of Christmas music today, Wednesday, November 8, 2023, with four car radio channels available now and more to come later in the season.
“We know that nothing feels more classically Christmas than listening to Christmas music on the radio. If you’re ready to indulge in those catchy carols, dance to the jingling bells, and embrace the magic, our holiday channels have you covered. Cheers to a season filled with love, laughter, and a whole lot of ho-ho-holiday tunes!” SiriusXM said.
SiriusXM Christmas Music Channels
Below is the list of SiriusXM Christmas music channels announced for 2023. The changes from 2022 are:
- Three new Christmas music streaming channels are being offered. The new channels are: Trans Siberian Orchestra Radio, Sleep Christmas and Smokey’s Holiday Soul Town.
- There are four channels available on car radios starting November 8, with five more to be added later in the season.
Here are all the SiriusXM Christmas music channels.
SiriusXM Satellite Radio Christmas Channels starting Nov. 8
These SiriusXM Christmas channels are available starting November 8, 2023 on satellite car radios and via streaming on the app.
- 71, Holiday Traditions: This is the main channel for SiriusXM Christmas music, featuring traditional holiday recordings from the ‘40s through the ‘60s by artists such as Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Ray Conniff, and Nat King Cole. Available on the SXM App all year long and on satellite radio channel 71 starting November 8. Listen Now to Holiday Traditions
- 79, Holly: Contemporary holiday hits featuring songs by Mariah Carey, Michael Bublé, Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix, Rod Stewart, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Chicago, Josh Groban, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Idina Menzel, and more. Available on the SiriusXM app November 8 through January 8 and on channel 79 November 8 through December 26. Listen Now to Holly
- 107, Hallmark Channel Radio: Timeless Christmas music and carols, brought to you by your favorite Hallmark Channel stars. Available on the SiriusXM app and channel 107 November 8 through December 26. Listen Now to Hallmark Channel Radio
- 105, Jolly Christmas: Feel-good sing-along songs from artists like Alvin and the Chipmunks, Gene Autry, Mariah Carey, and José Feliciano. Available on the SiriusXM app and channel 105 November 8 through December 26. Listen Now to Jolly Christmas
SiriusXM Satellite Radio Christmas Channels starting after Nov. 8
These SiriusXM Christmas channels are available for streaming starting November 8 and later in the season on satellite car radios.
- NEW: 74, Smokey’s Holiday Soul Town: Celebrate the season with Smokey Robinson as he plays soulful holiday favorites from the ‘60’s, ‘70’s and ‘80’s. From standards by Etta James and Eartha Kitt to classics from Stevie Wonder and The Temptations – you’ll hear them all in Smokey’s Holiday Soul Town! Available on the SiriusXM app and channel 74 beginning December 6 through December 26.
- 17, Acoustic Christmas: New and classic holiday songs from well-known singer-songwriters and bands like Taylor Swift, Jack Johnson, George Ezra, Train, Norah Jones, Maroon 5, The Lumineers, and many more. Available on the SiriusXM app November 8 through December 26 and on channel 17 beginning December 24 through December 26. Listen Now to Acoustic Christmas
- 63, Christmas Spirit: Christmas music and holiday favorites from contemporary Christian artists. Available on the SiriusXM app November 8 through December 26 and on channel 63 beginning December 6 through December 26. Listen Now to Christmas Spirit
- 58, Country Christmas: Music that spans generations, including tunes by Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, and George Strait. Available on the SiriusXM app November 8 through December 26 and on channel 58 beginning December 6 through December 26. Listen Now to Country Christmas
- 78, Holiday Pops: 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. Available on the SiriusXM app from November 8 to December 26 and on channel 78 from December 24 through December 25. Listen Now to Holiday Pops
SiriusXM Streaming Only Christmas Channels
These additional channels are streaming only and start November 8. Listen on your computer or with the SiriusXM App.
- NEW for 2023: Trans Siberian Orchestra Radio: ‘Tis the season to rock with Trans-Siberian Orchestra! Dive into the realm where rock pushes classical boundaries, where holiday classics fuse with powerful electric guitars, and where a diverse array of vocals come together to create storytelling like no other. Hear the band’s iconic Christmas discography, exclusive concert recordings, original shows hosted by band members, and much more. Available on the SiriusXM app November 8 through December 26. Listen Now to Trans Siberian Orchestra
- NEW for 2023: Sleep Christmas: Drift off to meditative versions of classic Christmas melodies and stay well-rested throughout the holidays with Sleep Christmas. Available on the SiriusXM app November 8 through December 26. Listen Now to Sleep Christmas
- Cool Jazz Christmas: Elevate the season with a jazzy holiday soundtrack that is everything you need for a cool yule! Pour the eggnog and let the festivities begin with Christmas classics from some of the greatest contemporary jazz instrumentalists including Dave Koz, Vince Guaraldi, Jonathan Butler and Boney James, plus a sprinkling of some of the smoothest vocals of the season from the likes of Anita Baker, Samara Joy, Take 6, and Natalie Cole. Available on the SiriusXM app November 8 through December 26. Listen Now to Cool Jazz Christmas
- Holiday Chill-Out: Downtempo holiday music from artists like Kaskade, Lost Frequencies, DJ Style, and more. Available on the SiriusXM app November 8 through December 26. Listen Now to Holiday Chill-Out
- Holiday Instrumentals: String, piano, and orchestra versions and more of your favorite holiday hits, instrumental style. Available on the SiriusXM app November 8 through December 26. Listen Now to Holiday Instrumentals
- Holidays with The Tenors: Hanukkah, Christmas, comedy and more; celebrate the Holidays with The Tenors! Listen as they tell stories about the songs on their new album, Christmas with The Tenors. Plus, they’ve got the best mix of music from friends like Michael Bublé, Jann Arden, Bryan Adams and more. Available on the SiriusXM app November 21 through January 7.
- 74, Holiday Soul: Classic soul and Motown holiday music from the ‘60s and ‘70s, along with R&B holiday favorites from the 80’s including Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, James Brown, Lou Rawls, Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick, The Jackson 5, the Four Tops, The Supremes and more. Available on the SiriusXM app November 8 through December 5. Listen Now to Holiday Soul
- Jingle Jamz: A channel dedicated to the hip-hop and R&B artists of today who made their own brand of holiday music between 1990–2022, including Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, TLC, Run DMC, Toni Braxton, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, and Alicia Keys. Available on the SiriusXM app November 8 through December 26. Listen Now to Jingle Jamz
- Kids Christmas: The soundtrack for the most magical time of year! Welcome the holiday season with songs the whole family will love. From holiday classics to today’s most jingle-jangling tunes. Available on the SiriusXM app November 8 through December 26. Listen Now to Kids Christmas
- Mannheim Steamroller Channel: Mannheim Steamroller featuring their signature blend of symphonic, new age and rock inspired Christmas music. Available on the SiriusXM app November 8 through December 26. Listen Now to Mannheim Steamroller
- Navidad: Latin holiday music and traditional sounds, including Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, José Feliciano, Tito El Bambino, Marco Antonio Solís, and Fania All-Stars. Available on the SiriusXM app November 8 through January 8. Listen Now to Navidad
- New Year’s Nation: New Year’s Nation is curated to serve as your ultimate New Year’s celebration playlist powering your party with the best pop, rhythm, dance and hip-hop hits from across the nation to ring in 2024. Available on the SiriusXM app and channel 79 December 27 through January 3.
- Noël Incontournable: 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. Listen Now to Noel Incontournable
- ’70s/’80s Holidays: The biggest and most familiar Christmas and holiday songs from the 1970s and ‘80s. Available on the SiriusXM app November 8 through December 26. Listen Now to 70s/80s Holidays
- Radio Hanukkah: 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. Available on the SiriusXM app December 6 through December 16.
- Rockin’ Xmas: Classic Christmas songs that rock, including hits, rarities, live tracks, and humorous tunes. Available on the SiriusXM app November 8 through December 26. Listen Now to Rockin’ Xmas
- Real Jazz Holiday: Bop and swing under the mistletoe with some of the most memorable Christmas classics that make for a “real” jazz holiday! Hear jazz masters like Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and the Count Basie Orchestra to today’s stars like Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Norah Jones and Christian McBride. Available on the SiriusXM app November 8 through December 26. Listen Now to Real Jazz Holiday
Here is the complete lineup of SiriusXM Christmas channels: Listen Now to SiriusXM Holiday Channels
Click on “All” at the link above to see the complete list. Click on a channel to start streaming. Also, a printable listing of all the SiriusXM channels, updated in November, 2023, is on the SiriusXM website HERE. Scroll to the bottom to view the listing of SiriusXM Holiday Channels.
For more details on the 2023 Christmas music schedule visit the SiriusXM announcement at: 2023 Christmas Music on SiriusXM
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Trans Siberian Orchestra
Below is a sample of Christmas music from the Trans Siberian Orchestra, which has its own SiriusXM channel starting November 8, 2023.