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SiriusXM Canada to Launch Holiday Music Channels

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  • SiriusXM Canada today announced its extensive holiday music lineup featuring nine commercial-free channels celebrating the festive season, one to broadcast starting Wednesday, November 2.

    SiriusXM’s holiday music channels will offer listeners a variety of traditional holiday songs, classical Christmas carols, country Christmas classics, contemporary holiday tunes, soul music, francophone programming, Hanukkah music and Latin seasonal music.

    SiriusXM’s commercial-free holiday music channels will be available on multiple satellite radio channels, and via the SiriusXM App for smartphones and other connected devices and online at


    SiriusXM’s holiday channel lineup features:

    Holly (via satellite on channel 17)
    will feature contemporary holiday music as well as traditional favorites, including songs by Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix, Josh Groban, Madonna, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Brian Setzer, Jimmy Buffett and Mariah Carey.
    Wednesday, November 2 to December 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, Bing Crosby and Nat “King” Cole.
    Monday, December 5 to Friday, December 30

    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, Luciano Pavarotti, The New York Philharmonic, King’s College Choir and Thomas Hampson.
    Saturday, December 24 to Monday, December 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 andWillie Nelson. The channel will also include the “12 Days of Country Christmas Live,” a performance series featuring a different artist performance every day for 12 days. Artists include Collin Raye, John Michael Montgomery, T G Sheppard, Exile, The Bellamy Brothers, Mark Wills, Johnny Lee and more.
    Monday, December 5 to Monday, December 26

    Navidad (online-only on channel 785)
    will feature contemporary Latin holiday music and with traditional classics, including Jose Feliciano, Fania All-Stars, Gloria Estefan,Marco Antonio Solis, El Gran Combo and Tito El Bambino.
    Monday, November 28 to Saturday, January 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, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Dionne Warwick, The Four Tops, The Supremes, The O’Jays, James Brown, The Temptations, Lou Rawls and Toni Braxton.
    Tuesday, December 13 to Monday, December 26

    Francophone holiday programming (via satellite channel 174)
    will offer a selection of francophone holiday favourites, including classic and contemporary festive hits from Canadian and international artists.
    Saturday, December 18 to Monday, December 26

    Radio Hanukkah (online-only on channel 787)
    will feature 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.
    Friday, December 23 to Monday, January 2

    New Year’s Nation (via satellite on channel 18)
    is 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.
    Friday, December 30 to Monday, January 2