SIRIUS XM Radio Announces Holiday Channel Lineup

Radio Hanukkah is back, along with holiday hits sung by Bruce Springsteen, Bing Crosby, Pavarotti, Nat 'King' Cole, to name a few

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) will celebrate the holiday season with commercial-free music and specialty channels dedicated to the holiday season across SIRIUS and XM.


SIRIUS XM's holiday music channels will broadcast traditional holiday favorites, country music versions of holiday hits and classical holiday music. Holiday programming will feature a celebration of Hanukkah; classic Bing Crosby Christmas radio specials featuring celebrity guests, including Frank Sinatra; contemporary holiday hits sung by recording artists including Bruce Springsteen; and of course, a non-stop broadcast of holiday music favorites recorded by artists including Dean Martin, Judy Garland, Andy Williams, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, among many others. Listeners can create the perfect seasonal soundtrack for their holiday events and activities.

SIRIUS XM Radio holiday channel lineup features:

Holly on SIRIUS channel 81 and XM channel 35 will broadcast contemporary holiday hits mixed with selected traditional favorites and will include Bruce Springsteen, Amy Grant, The Carpenters, Mannheim Steamroller and more. Holly will air through New Year's Eve, December 31.

Bing Crosby Christmas Radio on SIRIUS channel 113 and XM channel 120, a non-stop broadcast of more than twenty years of vintage Bing Crosby holiday radio specials, hosted exclusively for SIRIUS XM by the Crosby family and featuring a wide variety of Crosby's beloved music -- including his most popular recording ever, "White Christmas" -- and special guests like Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Bob Hope among others. Bing Crosby Christmas Radio will air beginning December 13 at 12 midnight ET to Christmas Day, December 25.

Holiday Traditions on XM channel 36 will broadcast traditional holiday recordings from the '40s through the '60s by artists including Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Ray Conniff, Nat "King" Cole and more. Holiday Traditions will air beginning Monday, November 24 at 12 midnight ET through Christmas Day, December 25.

Holiday Pops on SIRIUS channel 79 and XM channels 37 and 77 will broadcast beloved carols sung by the greatest classical musicians of all-time including the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Luciano Pavarotti, Boston Pops and Leontyne Price among others. Holiday Pops will air beginning Thanksgiving Day November 27 at 12 midnight ET to Christmas Day, December 25.

Radio Hanukkah on SIRIUS channel 3 and XM channel 38 will broadcast a celebration showcasing Hanukkah music and Jewish culture. Radio Hanukkah will air beginning the first night of Hanukkah on December 21 starting at 12 midnight ET to December 29.

Regular SIRIUS XM programming will resume after the holiday season.

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SIRIUS XM Radio is America's satellite radio company delivering The Best Radio on Radio(TM) to more than 18 million subscribers, including commercial free music, and premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic and weather.

SIRIUS XM Radio has content relationships with an array of personalities and artists, including Howard Stern, Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, Jimmy Buffett, Elvis, Jamie Foxx, Barbara Walters, Frank Sinatra, Opie & Anthony, The Grateful Dead, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tom Petty, and Bob Edwards. SIRIUS XM Radio is the leader in sports programming as the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, NBA, NHL, and PGA TOUR, and broadcasts major college sports.

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    Sal Resendez
    SIRIUS XM Radio
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