Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Siriusxm Shows for the Holidays

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Siriusxm Shows for the Holidays

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Christmas has come early for SiriusXM listeners.

Earlier this week, the satcaster debuted two of what will be nine commercial-free holiday channels.

SiriusXM will offer listeners a variety of traditional holiday songs, classical Christmas carols, country Christmas classics, contemporary holiday tunes, soul music, Han-ukkah music, a-coustic Christmas music and Latin seasonal music.

The channels that have already debuted, and that will run through 3 a.m. Dec. 30:

* Holiday Traditions (via satellite on channel 18) will feature traditional holiday music from the '40s through the '60s by artists such as Andy Williams, Ray Conniff and Nat "King" Cole.

* Holly (via satellite on channel 13) will feature contemporary holiday music as well as traditional favorites, including songs by Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Idina Menzel.

Additional channels to debut are:

* Holiday Pops (via satellite on channel 76) will feature classical Christmas carols and other holiday favorites by the greatest classical musicians of all time, including the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Boston Pops and Luciano Pavarotti. From noon Dec. 24 to 3 a.m. Dec. 26.

* Acoustic Christmas (via satellite on channel 14) will feature acoustic holiday songs from singer-songwriters like Jack Johnson, Shawn Colvin and Jason Mraz. From noon Dec. 24 to 3 a.m. Dec. 26.

* Country Christmas (via satellite on channel 58) will feature a mix of country Christmas music from contemporary and classic country artists like Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood and Willie Nelson. From 5 p.m. Dec. 7 to 3 a.m. Dec. 26.

* Navidad (SiriusXM channel 785) will feature contemporary Latin holiday music and traditional classics, including Jose Feliciano, Gloria Estefan and El Gran Combo. From 5 p.m. Nov. 30 to 3 a.m. Jan. 7.

* Holiday Soul (via satellite on channel 49) will feature classic soul and Motown holiday music from the '60s and '70s as well as R&B from the '80s and '90s, including Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross and James Brown. …

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