Which radio stations play Christmas music in New Jersey?

Christmas music is played 24/7 on these five radio stations in the NJ area. Here’s how to update your playlist with those vacation tunes.

It’s that time of year, when you turn on the radio and might hear some holiday music.

Some stations will sprinkle songs into their daily programming – especially around Christmas Eve and Christmas Day – while others will go out of their way and turn their station into 24/7 holiday music.

Here’s a look at where you can find 24/7 Christmas music in the New York / New Jersey / Philadelphia area, and ways to update your playlist with holiday tunes. .

Radio stations in NJ, New York and Pennsylvania areas with Christmas music streaming

Christmas Radio Stations on SiriusXM

For those interested in satellite radio options, Sirius XM in November released a list of 17 holiday channels dedicated to playing holiday songs and Christmas music:

  • 70s / 80s vacation – Christmas and holiday songs from the 1970s and 1980s. (Online only)
  • Acoustic Christmas – New and classic acoustic vacation songs from Jack Johnson, Sia, George Ezra, Train, Norah Jones, Maroon 5, Jason Mraz, The Lumineers and more. (Channel 6, from December 24)
  • Christmas spirit – Music without advertising by contemporary Christian artists. (Canal 63, from December 7)
  • Christmas country – Features music from generations of country artists including Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood and George Strait. (Canal 58, from December 7)
  • Hallmark Channel Radio – Music and vocals from some favorite Hallmark Channel stars. (Canal 104, from November 23)
  • Holiday relaxation – Contemporary holiday music from Kaskade, Lost Frequencies, DJ Style and more. (Online only)
  • Holiday Instrumentals – Versions for strings, piano and orchestra of favorite holiday songs. (Online only)
  • Holiday pops – Classic and favorite Christmas carols performed by Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Luciano Pavarotti, New York Philharmonic, King’s College Choir, Boston Pops and Thomas Hampson. (Canal 76, from December 24)
  • Holiday soul – Soul and Motown holiday music from the 1960s and 1970s as well as R&B from the 1980s to today including Aretha Franklin, the Temptations, James Brown, Lou Rawls, Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick, The Jackson 5, The Four Tops, the Supremes, John Legend, Boyz II Men and more. (Canal 49, from December 7)
  • Holiday traditions – Music from the 1940s to the 1960s by artists such as Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Andy Williams and Ray Coniff (Channel 71, from November 23)
  • holly – Contemporary holiday hits with songs by Mariah Carey, Michael Bublé, Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix, Rod Stewart, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Chicago, Josh Groban, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Idina Menzel and more. (Canal 105, from November 23)
  • Jazz Holidays – Christmas favorites of jazz legends and contemporary jazz artists. (Online only)
  • Merry Christmas – Catchy hits from the Chipmunks, Gene Autry, Mariah Carey, Jose Feliciano and more. (Online only)
  • The Mannheim Steamroller Canal – Includes over three decades of band songs with a mix of symphonic, new age and rock. (Channel 510)
  • Navidad – Latin holiday music with artists such as Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, José Feliciano, Tito El Bambino, Marco Antonio Solís and Fania All-Stars. (Canal 787, from November 23)
  • Rockin ‘Christmas – Classic Christmas songs “that rock, including hits, rarities, live tracks and humorous tunes”. (Online only)

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