The holiday season is creeping up, which means two months’ worth of Christmas carols is in order.
While there are some who prefer the holiday classics year-round, November and December are really the months to tune into carols before the year’s end.
While music streaming favorites like Pandora and Spotify offer a seemingly endless supply of Christmas classics and holiday playlists, it’s always good to know of a few music streaming services off-hand – especially for those who are not signed up for a monthly subscription service. Radio streaming websites like iHeartRadio and AOL Radio all carry Christmas carol playlists and channels year-round.
Get in the holiday spirit and read on for 10 music streaming websites to get you ready for November and December.
- Tidal: Along with its weekly featured playlists, Tidal offers premium playlists by genre that will surely feature an assortment of killer Christmas songs and carols.
- Pandora: The original streaming service that popularized the tailored radio stations will ensure that users will never get too tired of their holiday song options.
- Spotify: Users can listen to any number of holiday songs, like "Last Christmas" and "Underneath the Tree." Subscribers will be able to listen to bespoke holiday playlists thanks to Spotify’s Discover option, as well.
- YouTube: YouTube makes it easy enough to find any song, although finding the exact version might be a little challenging. Tune into its classic stations, though, like The Ultimate Holiday Playlist or Relaxing Christmas Songs playlist.
- Soundcloud: Follow fellow Christmas music lovers for alternative music options, including MadMen Christmas tracks and the humorous “The 12 Memes of Christmas” by Biz Please.
- AOL Radio (powered by Slacker): Listeners can find any sub-genre of holiday music on AOL's radio site. From Oldies Holiday to Jazz Holiday, Christmas music will never get stale with the variety on this site.
- Web Radio FM: Web Radio FM’s online radio stations for Christmas music pulls Christmas tunes and radio channels from every radio station to offer a wide assortment of Holiday tunes.
- iHeartRadio: Stream free music and playlists through iHeartRadio. Follow its iHeartChristmasStations to check out 10 different playlists for Christmas alone.
- Christmas Carols Radio: It doesn’t get more festive than this holiday carols streaming website. Listen to an ongoing stream of Christmas carols at any time through this website.
- Slacker Radio: Listeners can start their own station when they select an artist or song. Slacker's “Very Soulful Christmas” station features winter and holiday hits by Andra Day and R. Kelly.