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Let’s skip the pregame and calorie fest that is Thanksgiving and get right to what we’re really anticipating. In case you’ve been living under a rock, Santa Claus is coming to town and so is the holiday season (finally!). Dig up your decorations, break out your matching sweaters, crank up the volume and maybe even the heat. We’ve got all the best spots for streaming Christmas music and holiday classics that will have your whole family decking the halls.
With a near-endless archive of music in every genre and free access to thousands of user-made playlists, Spotify is an obvious choice for streaming Christmas music this holiday season. An easy-to-use search tool helps users seamlessly locate Christmas and holiday records and design their own playlist, or they can simply search “holiday music” to play classic and contemporary favorites on any desktop, mobile or app-enabled device. Spotify-curated playlists are also available such as Christmas Classics and New Music Holiday.
Looking for more of a Christmas DJ vibe? Pandora has been a go-to for music streamers looking to press play and relax to an optimized radio station just for them. It’s also perfect for hours and hours of holiday classics that you don’t have to search for or even know about to enjoy. “Like” a song if you want Pandora to play more like it and “dislike” songs when they’ve got it all wrong. Simply create a holiday station and Pandora does the rest.
Much like Pandora, iHeartRadio is all about curated stations based on what you’re seeking. Therefore, listening to hours of holiday favorites is as easy as choosing from iHeartChristmas, iHeartChristmas Country, NorthPole Radio or iHeartChristmas Classics. Hear a playlist or song you want to listen to later? Save it to your user favorites to start building your own iHeart Radio music library.
AccuRadio’s user-friendly interface and themed playlists are perfect for the holiday music connoisseur. Simply turn on one of over 900 Christmas and holiday playlists including Indie Rock, Celtic and Classical Choral free of charge. And, easily peruse all those choices with unlimited skips.
You probably haven’t heard of LiveXLive, formally known as Slacker Radio, but the streaming service is a great resource for free holiday stations you can enjoy without having to sign up for an account. The LiveXLive web and mobile platforms aren’t ideal for locating specific songs or artists, but a wide variety of holiday playlists including Yuletide Classics, Winter Solstice, Classical Holiday and Country Christmas makes the service good holiday party music especially.