Love Christmas songs? Here are 50+ holiday music radio stations and playlists to try
Christmas music is everywhere this time of year. And we know you can't get enough of those festive seasonal tunes. So we've rounded up a list of over 50 playlists and stations on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora and SiriusXM for your listening pleasure.
From pop to hip-hop, to mellow or even heavy metal, there's a station that will make everyone happy this Christmas:
Pandora holiday stations
Pandora rolled out more than 60 dedicated holiday stations this season, giving you lots of options spanning over multiple genres, decades and moods.
Of course there is always their main Christmas playlist, but some of their featured stations include Today's Christmas, Hipster Holidays and Holiday Hits. And don't worry, country music lovers, they have a Country Christmas station, too. They also didn't leave out heavy metal fans with the Yuletide Slay Ride station.
Some new stations include ones curated by listeners: Holiday Thumb 100 (songs from all eras), Holiday Thumb 100: Traditional (songs pre-1980) and Holiday Thumb: Modern (songs from 1980 to the present). These playlists are filed with songs that received the most thumbs ups from listeners.
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Spotify holiday playlists
If you don't feel like making your own playlist, Spotify probably has what you're looking for.
Happy Holidays: A list of new and old seasonal favorites.
New Music Holiday: All new holiday releases!
Christmas classics: Timeless heart-warming classics for the holiday season.
Christmas Pop: All the best in new and classic Christmas Pop.
Country Christmas: Christmas songs from your favorite country artists.
Contemporary Christmas: A collection of traditional carols and new classics
Christmas Hits: The biggest Christmas hits of all time.
Mellow Christmas: For some easy Christmas listening.
Christmas Jazz: Jazz takes on top holiday songs.
Christmas Carols: All your favorite Christmas carols.
Hip-Hop Christmas: Holiday songs from top Hip-Hop artists.
Feliz Navidad: Spanish holiday favorites.
Christmas Coffeehouse: Songs to snuggle up with a cup of coffee.
Kwanzaa Habari Gani: Celebrating Black culture with tracks representing the 7 principles of Kwanzaa.
Family Christmas Party: Holiday songs for your family gatherings.
Gospel Christmas: Celebrate Christmas with soulful and classic songs your favorite gospel artists.
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Apple Music holiday playlists
Prefer Apple Music? There's plenty of playlists to peruse as well.
Carols Covered 2021: Your favorite carols covered by your favorite artists.
Holiday Hits: Top artists spread the holiday cheer.
Holiday Cocktail Party: For your classy holiday parties.
Silent Night: Christmas songs for those quiet winter nights.
Classical Christmas Hits: Holiday songs from the stars of classical, opera and jazz.
Alternative Holiday: For those wanting a more punk, alt-rock and indie feeling Christmas.
After Dinner Nap: Not all holiday music, but some restful songs for when you're stuffed.
All I want for Christmas is Pop: Your favorite pop stars with the holiday hits.
Instrumental Holiday: Who needs words? Instrumental takes on Christmas favorites.
Children's Christmas: Relive your childhood and get your kids in the Christmas mood.
R&B for the Holidays: Reworked favorites and brand-new songs from R&B’s biggest names.
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SiriusXM holiday music radio channels
If you subscribe to SiriusXM radio, or maybe got a car as an early Christmas gift with a free trial, here are some stations to check out:
Holly (channel 105)
Contemporary holiday hits.
Holiday Traditions (channel 71)
Traditional holiday recordings from the ’40s through the ’60s.
Hallmark Channel Radio (channel 104)
Timeless Christmas music and carols brought to you by beloved Hallmark stars.
Holiday Soul (channel 49)
Classic soul and Motown holiday music from the 60’s and 70’s, along with R&B from the 80’s, 90’s and today.
Country Christmas (channel 58)
Spanning the generations of country Christmas music.
Christmas Spirit (channel 63)
Holiday favorites exclusively from contemporary Christian artists.
Holiday Pops (channel 76)
Classical favorites performed by some of the greatest classical artists of all-time.
Acoustic Christmas (channel 6)
Nothing but acoustic holiday tunes.
New Year’s Nation (channel 105)
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