Sirius XM Sets Holiday Programming
November 18, 2008 at 10:51 AM (PT)
SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) will celebrate the holidays with commercial-free music and specialty channels dedicated to the season. Its holiday music channels will broadcast traditional holiday favorites, Country music versions of holiday hits and classical holiday music.
The SIRIUS XM Radio holiday channel lineup features:
Holly on SIRIUS channel 81 and XM channel 35 -- contemporary holiday hits mixed with selected traditional favorites by the likes of BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, AMY GRANT, THE CARPENTERS, MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER and more. Holly will air through NEW YEAR’S EVE.
BING CROSBY CHRISTMAS Radio on SIRIUS channel 113 and XM channel 120 -- a non-stop broadcast of more than 20 years of vintage BING CROSBY holiday radio specials, hosted exclusively for SIRIUS XM by the CROSBY family. BING CROSBY CHRISTMAS Radio will air beginning DEC. 13th at midnight ET to CHRISTMAS DAY.
Holiday Traditions on XM channel 36 -- traditional holiday recordings from the ‘40s through the ‘60s by artists such as BING CROSBY, ANDY WILLIAMS, RAY CONNIFF, NAT "KING" COLE and more. Holiday Traditions will air from MONDAY, NOV. 24th at midnight ET through CHRISTMAS DAY.
Holiday Pops on SIRIUS channel 79 and XM channels 37 and 77 -- 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 from THANKSGIVING DAY at midnight ET to CHRISTMAS DAY.
Radio Hanukkah on SIRIUS channel 3 and XM channel 38 -- showcasing Hanukkah music and Jewish culture, Radio Hanukkah will air beginning the first night of HANUKKAH on DEC. 21st starting at midnight ET to DEC. 29th.
Regular SIRIUS XM programming will resume after the holiday season.