Last month Digital Home wrote about Satellite radio provider Sirius XM offering its subscribers seven limited run holiday music channels. After that story, we had some negative feedback from Sirius and XM Canada subscribers who complained that not all of the channels were available in on either XM Canada or Sirius Canada.
After some investigation, we have learned that SiriusXM Canada is only offering six out of the seven holiday channels available on Sirius XM. The missing station in Canada is Navidad which features contemporary Latin holiday music and traditional sounds.
So for the record, here is the six holiday channels offered by Sirius and XM Canada this year.
Now on Air
- Holly - Contemporary holiday music as well as traditional favourites, including songs by Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Richard Marx, Gloria Estefan, Colbie Caillat, Josh Groban and Michael Buble. Now airing on channel 17 until Sunday, January 1.
- Holiday Traditions - traditional holiday recordings from the `40s through the `60s by artists such as Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Ray Conniff, Nat "King" Cole and more. Airing now on channel 147 until January 1. (replaces channel 4 during this time period.)
- Holiday Pops - broadcasts carols sung by the greatest classical musicians of all-time including the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Luciano Pavarotti, Boston Pops and Leontyne Price among others. Airing now on Sirius XM Channel 75 until the end of Christmas Day.
- Country Christmas - features a wide-ranging assortment of country Christmas music, including Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood and Kenny Rogers. Airing now until the end of Christmas day on channel 58.
Still to Come
- Holiday Soul - on channel 49 will feature classic soul and Motown holiday music from the ’60s and ’70s, 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 and Gladys Knight. Holiday Soul will air from Friday, December 16 through Sunday, December 25.
- Radio Hanukkah will broadcast a celebration showcasing Hanukkah music and Jewish culture. Radio Hanukkah will air from Tuesday December 20th through Wednesday December 28th on channel 68.
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