I know some of this may be redundant but I am only trying to get all the info I can find in one place instead of clogging the boards with several posts.
Music Choice on cable: Tue. Nov. 2, 2010 thru Thur. Jan. 6, 2011 – Christmas music
Sirius/XM: (these were the listings as of 12/09- there may be some changes and I will change them if there are any)
SIRIUS XM Radio holiday channel lineup features:
Holly (SIRIUS channel 3 and XM channel 23) will feature contemporary holiday music as well as traditional favorites, including songs by John Mayer, Colbie Caillat, Josh Groban and Michael Buble.
Holiday Traditions (SIRIUS channel 4 and XM channel 4) will feature traditional holiday recordings from the ’40s through the ’60s by artists such as Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Ray Conniff and Nat “King” Cole.
Holiday Pops (SIRIUS channel 79 and XM channel 77) will feature classical Christmas carols sung by the greatest classical musicians of all-time, including the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Luciano Pavarotti, Boston Pops and Leontyne Price.
Country Christmas (SIRIUS channel 62 and XM channel 10) will feature a wide-ranging assortment of country Christmas music, including Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood and Kenny Rogers.
Radio Hanukkah (SIRIUS channel 76 and XM channel 28) will feature an extensive collection of Hanukkah music and special segments celebrating Jewish culture, including Jewish community leaders, prominent artists and various celebrities sharing personal stories and memories about the holiday season. Radio Hanukkah will also feature a live broadcast of the lighting of the National Menorah on the Ellipse in front of the White House.
INFO PULLED FROM: http://siriusxmnews.com/?s=christmas
ABC FAMILY will be starting to air their holiday movies around November 26,2010. THere may be some before that but that is when they "officially" kick off their season.
DO NOT FORGET that December 24 and 25th- the shopping networks tend to run nothing but music for 24 to 28 hours.
WILL POST MORE AS I FIND INFO.
P.S. most of this is for the United States- sorry to those who are over the pond.