SiriusXM to launch 7 Holiday Channels This Year

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  1. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    My mrs and I went to our local Pizza Ranch on Sunday. Usually they're playing a SXM country channel but I was excited that they were tuned into Holly instead. As I grabbed a piece of cheese bread and a chicken wing from their fine buffet, I told her I wonder why they weren't playing Country Christmas instead. Then it occurred to me that Country Christmas had not launched for the season. I guess if we went back this weekend, they will now have Country Christmas on.
  2. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    Thanks SIRIUSaboutXM. That's really great. It was on ch. 501 last season but didn't sound too promising for this season.
  3. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor


    Bing Crosby Christmas Radio Returns to SiriusXM

    > Legendary Entertainer Regis Philbin Returns as Host of SiriusXM's "Bing Crosby Christmas Radio," Welcomes Crosby's Wife Kathryn and Son Harry in Studio for Tribute Specials

    > Philbin to sit down with Kathryn and Harry Crosby to answer fan questions on "SiriusXM's Crosby Christmas Town Hall"

    > Limited-run holiday channel airs December 20-26, features vintage Bing Crosby holiday radio programs, Kathryn Crosby music special and more

    SiriusXM today announced that legendary entertainer Regis Philbin, host of FOX Sports' "Crowd Goes Wild," will return as the host of SiriusXM's "Bing Crosby Christmas Radio," a limited-run 24/7 holiday channel devoted to the American entertainment icon synonymous with classic holiday entertainment.

    The channel will feature vintage Bing Crosby holiday radio programs from 1942-1962 and two new specials: "SiriusXM's Crosby Christmas Town Hall," an intimate Q & A hosted by Philbin with Bing Crosby's wife Kathryn, son Harry and a select group of listeners, and a music show on which Kathryn Crosby will share memories and the stories behind her favorite Bing Christmas songs with Philbin and listeners nationwide. "Bing Crosby Christmas Radio" also features personal anecdotes and memories from Bing's daughter Mary and son Nathaniel Crosby.

    "Bing Crosby Christmas Radio" will launch on December 20 at 12:00 pm ET with the premiere of "SiriusXM's Crosby Christmas Town Hall," and air 24/7 through December 26 at 12:00 pm ET on SiriusXM channel 111.

    On "SiriusXM's Crosby Christmas Town Hall," fans will have the opportunity in the intimate setting of the SiriusXM studios to ask Kathryn, Harry and Regis questions about Bing's life, music, holiday specials and stellar career as a multi-talented star and to reflect on what Bing means to them and to fans from multiple generations. Following its premiere on December 20 at 12:00 pm, encore presentations of "SiriusXM's Crosby Christmas Town Hall" will air December 20 at 9:00 pm, December 21 at 8:00 am and 6:00 pm, December 22 at 2:00 pm and 11:00 pm, December 23 at 10:00 am and 8:00 pm, December 24 at 4:00 am and 4:00 pm, December 25 at 10:00 pm and December 26 at 11:00 am (all times ET).

    Kathryn Crosby will share her favorite Bing Christmas songs, the stories behind them and memories of Bing with Regis and listeners nationwide on a special music show premiering on "Bing Crosby Christmas Radio" on December 20 at 5:00 pm ET. Encore presentations will air on December 21 at 1:00 pm and midnight, December 22 at 7:00 pm, December 23 at 3:00 pm, December 24 at 9:00 am, December 25 at 6:00 pm and December 26 at 7:00 am (all times ET).

    "We are delighted to celebrate Bing's life, music, classic radio programs and love of the holidays with Regis and millions of fans and listeners across the country on SiriusXM's "Bing Crosby Christmas Radio,'" said Kathryn Crosby.

    "Bing Crosby has been my idol and greatest inspiration from the first time I heard him on the radio when I was a young child to the thrilling moment I met and sang for him on 'The Joey Bishop Show,'" said Regis Philbin. "I love sharing my memories and his incredible body of work on SiriusXM's 'Bing Crosby Christmas Radio,' and am thrilled that Kathryn and Harry will be with me in studio to share their family memories and the stories behind the music we love with SiriusXM listeners and Bing's millions of fans across the country."

    "SiriusXM's 'Bing Crosby Christmas Radio' is a holiday treat and tradition that we look forward to offering our subscribers every year," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "We are honored to work with Regis and the Crosby family, whose deeply personal memories, perspective and reflections on Bing and his incredible body of work offer our listeners a one-of-a-kind channel that truly captures his spirit, many talents and timeless legacy."

    Vintage shows and specials spanning twenty years of Crosby's legendary radio career on "Bing Crosby Christmas Radio" include "White Christmas," his most popular recording ever, variety shows featuring Bing singing, storytelling, performing skits and celebrating the holidays with the biggest stars of the time: Rosemary Clooney, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Bob Hope, Orson Welles, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, The Andrews Sisters, Johnny Mercer, Ethel Barrymore and Edgar Bergen with his daughter, a young Candice Bergen. "Bing Crosby Christmas Radio" also features Crosby's Christmas Day 1950 guest spot on "The Bob Hope Radio Show," Bing's holiday specials "Christmas Sing with Bing," "The Bing Crosby Show," "Philco Radio Time," "Kraft Music Hall" and "Bing's Basement," a two-part Christmas collection of recently discovered Christmas-related outtakes, rarities and obscurities from Crosby's personal vault.

    "SiriusXM's Crosby Christmas Town Hall," Kathryn Crosby's music special and other parts of "Bing Crosby Christmas Radio" will be available on SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers listening via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices or online at

    Veteran broadcaster Philbin, host of "Crowd Goes Wild" on FOX Sports 1, is the proud recipient of five Emmy® Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, a Broadcasting & Cable Lifetime Achievement Award, the Walter Camp Distinguished American Award at Yale University, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2006, he was inducted into both the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame and the Television Academy's Hall of Fame.

    "SiriusXM's Crosby Christmas Town Hall" is part of the SiriusXM series featuring iconic entertainers and figures sitting down with studio audiences of SiriusXM listeners.

    Previous SiriusXM "Town Hall" specials have featured Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Eminem, Katy Perry, Willie Nelson, Alicia Keys, KISS, Tony Bennett, Coldplay, Cher, Ringo Starr, Taylor Swift, Usher, Pearl Jam, Roger Waters and the surviving members of Nirvana.

    Visit Welcome to the world of satellite radio - SiriusXM Radio and Bing Crosby for more information.
  4. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    For me that is perfect timing. By 12/20 I should be ready for some Xmas music.
  5. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    This is about when I'm ready too.

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  6. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    I've been switching between Holiday Traditions and Navidad. We got the snow today so it looks Christmassy now
  7. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor


    Coming up in 5 minutes > 7 Channels down & 1 to go (Bing Crosby Christmas Radio launches 12/20)

    Holiday Soul Ch. 49 Online Ch. 755
    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.
  8. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    We're getting close. I'll try Chill first to ease into it.

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  9. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    I just started listening to Holiday Soul. Good choices.
  10. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

  11. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

  12. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    Why wait?

  13. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

  14. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    Along with holiday music on Watercolors today, Mary Sue Twohy had some holiday play on the morning Village/Folk show on the Bridge and Cool Bobby B had a few holiday records on his Sunday night Doo Wop show on 50's/5. all good stuff

  15. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    Launching in 10 minutes!

    Bing Crosby Christmas Radio
    Today 12:00 pm ET
    A limited-run holiday channel celebrating Bing Crosby’s life and legacy by airing his beloved, classic radio broadcasts from 1942 -1962 brimming with celebrity guests and musical performances, plus a rare recording of Crosby reciting the iconic poem “The Night Before Christmas.â€

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  16. voliconjoe

    voliconjoe Well-Known Member

    Magic 106.7FM in Boston is the only station that should be allowed to play holiday music. Everyone else sucks.
  17. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    I am enjoying Watercolors. Every 4th song or so is Holiday.
  18. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    Special Announcement from Holiday Traditions:

  19. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    Good news: My Holly & My Holiday Traditions still up & could go on for another week!

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