The holidays are upon us and Christmas is just around the corner.
To get into the spirit, many enjoy listening to their favorite holiday tunes.
Streaming and online radio stations such as Pandora allow people to choose exactly the kinds of Christmas music they want to hear. But some may wonder if they’ll hear “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” should they turn on their local radio station.
Not as many radio stations are pumping out holiday tunes these days, but a handful have some in rotation.
Atlanta’s home for hits from the ’80s, ‘90s and now hasn’t completely done away with those songs in favor of Christmas tunes. Still, it has sprinkled in a few standards between numbers from Maroon 5 and Dua Lipa. Some songs that have played include “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee as well as Dean Martin’s “Let It Snow.”
The city’s R&B station is mostly sticking to playing ‘90s and contemporary R&B, but it has put some Christmas music into the mix. The Whispers’ “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” Luther Vandross’ “At Christmas Time” and Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” are some songs that have been spun.
Atlanta’s inspiration station Praise 102.5 is intermittently playing Christmas songs this season.
104.7 The Fish
Expect to hear Christmas tunes around the clock on this inspirational station, 104.7 The Fish. Celine Dion’s rendition of “O Holy Night” and Vince Guaraldi Trio’s “Linus & Lucy” are among the songs that are in the station’s rotation as well as more religious ones such as “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” by Aaron Shust.
The Joy FM
Contemporary Christian station The Joy is playing Christmas music non-stop. Songs have included Josh Groban’s “Believe” and Perry Como’s “Here We Come A-Caroling.”
The former Talk 106.7 turned Christian pop station K-Love is playing religious Christmas songs this season. Among the songs that have been played are “Silent Night” by Needtobreathe and Zach Williams’ version of “Go Tell It on the Mountain.”
105.5 The King
Christmas tunes are played around the clock during the holiday season on The King. The Beach Boys’ “Little Saint Nick” and Mariah Carey’s “Joy to the World” were recently played.
The station that plays hits from the 80′s-to-now will spin Christmas music on weekends during its Feel Good Christmas Weekends.