Christmas and Holiday Music on SiriusXM Satellite Radio

SiriusXM Holiday Channels 2014
SiriusXM Satellite Radio Holiday Channels 2014. Screenshot: SiriusXM.com

This year SiriusXM Satellite Radio will offer 10 different commercial-free music channels on the subscriber service to complement the holiday season. As usual, the offerings will span various genres and styles from traditional and classics to contemporary tunes and along with several unique takes on the holiday season.

The holiday offerings will be available through standard satellite radio channels, and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App, and at SiriusXM.com.

Here's a rundown of what you can listen to:

Holiday Traditions (Via satellite on SiriusXM 18)

If you're looking for that old-fashioned Christmas feeling, then you'll love Holiday Traditions which features traditional seasonal music spanning the decades between the 1940s through 1960s. Artists like Nat "King" Cole, Andy Williams, and Bing Crosby are just a few of the examples of what you'll hear. Holiday Traditions airs from November 2 at 5:00 p.m. ET through December 30 at 3:00 a.m. ET.

Holly (Via satellite on SiriusXM channel 13)

This is your contemporary music stop for the Christmas music from stars like Idina Menzel, Kelly Clarkson, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and more. You can listen to Holly from November 2 at 5:00 p.m. ET through December 30 at 3:00 a.m.

Holiday Pops (Via satellite on SiriusXM channel 76)

For Christmas carols and other familiar favorites with an ear toward classical, Holiday Pops provides that with artists and ensembles such as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Boston Pops, Luciano Pavarotti, The New York Philharmonic, and more.

This channel will debut for this year from December 24 at 12:00 p.m. ET through December 26 at 3:00 a.m.

Acoustic Christmas (Via satellite on channel 14)

Acoustic holiday music from performers such as Norah Jones, James Taylor, Tori Amos, Jewel, and others. You can hear it from December 24 at 12:00 p.m. ET until December 26 at 3:00 a.m. ET

Country Christmas (Via satellite on SiriusXM channel 58)

This option mixes country Christmas music from both classic and contemporary country stars including Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, and Lady Antebellum. Country Christmas begins December 7 at 5:00 p.m. ET and will broadcast through December 26 at 3:00 a.m. ET.

Francophone Holiday Favorites (Via satellite on channel 174)

This new channel offers francophone faves including contemporary and classic hits from Canadian artists and others. It can be heard beginning December 24 at 12:00 p.m. ET through December 26 at 3:00 a.m.

Navidad (Via SiriusXM on channel 785)

Contemporary Latin holiday music mixed with traditional ones is the focus of Navidad. You'l hear artists like Jose Feliciano, Gloria Estefan, Marco Antonio Solis, El Gran Combo, and others. Navidad begins November 30 at 5:00 p.m. ET and runs through January 7 at 3:00 a.m. ET.

Holiday Soul (Via satellite on SiriusXM channel 49)

During the 1960s and 1970s Motown turned out a lot of holiday music from its core stars. In the 1980s and 1990s, R&B did the same. Holiday Soul blends it all together to bring you artists and groups like Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Four Tops, The Supremes, Toni Braxton, James Brown, Lou Rawls, and The Temptations.

Hear Holiday Soul beginning December 18 at 5:00 p.m. ET through December 26 at 3:00 a.m. ET.

Radio Hanukkah (Via satellite on SiriusXM channel 68)

This year the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah will be celebrated from December 16 through December 24. SiriusXM will offer Radio Hanukkah to play a variety of Hanukkah music, both contemporary and traditional. Hear it beginning December 6 at 12:00 p.m. through December 15 at 3:00 a.m. ET

New Year's Nation (Via satellite on Sirius, XM channel 3)

Celebrate the end of the year with New Year's Nation, "...the  ultimate soundtrack to New Year's Eve parties around the country and will feature the biggest, upbeat party hits from genres across SiriusXM’s music platform," according to SiriusXM. It airs from December 31 at 12:00 p.m. ET until January 2 at 3:00 a.m. ET.

You can find out more about SiriusXM's holiday programming by visiting the satellite radio provider's website.