How to stream music this holiday season

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David Becker, Staff Writer

Whether you like it or not, the Christmas season is here. You can see this in town by going to local stores like Rustic Treasures and Shopko and seeing all of the Christmas gear they have out on the floor and the Christmas songs playing through the store speakers.

With that said, what are some of the best ways to stream and listen to Christmas music this holiday season?

For starters, Spotify and Apple Music are going to be the places to go to for specific songs and albums, whether that be Michael Buble’s “Christmas” album or “Sleigh Ride” by David Foster.

If you do not have one, I would also suggest getting an AUX cable or an FM transmitter (if your car does not have Bluetooth) for your car so that you can listen to these streaming services in your car. Or you could always go to Shopko or the thrift shops in downtown Wayne and find some good Christmas CDs. Perhaps order some online too.

For those looking for a good Christmas album, I would recommend either the newest David Archuleta album, “Winter in the Air,” or any Michael Buble or Josh Groban Christmas album. You cannot go wrong with those artists.

If you prefer your Christmas music curated, SiriusXM Satellite Radio has 16 ad-free Christmas music stations, one of them being Hallmark Channel Radio that will play a variety of classic Christmas songs all throughout the holiday season.

Over Thanksgiving break on “Black Friday,” KG95 in Sioux City, Iowa, started playing Christmas music for the season. They will be playing both new and classic Christmas songs, such as artists like Michael Buble, Andy Williams, Sarah McLaughlan and Taylor Swift.

Perhaps there is a station back in your hometown or somewhere you went on vacation to that is currently playing Christmas music? Look into either the iHeartRadio or TuneIn apps to see which app has the radio station, and from there, you should be able to listen to it for free.

Don’t be a Grinch this Christmas season. Enjoy the music while it is here because this only lasts during one season of the year. That is why many Christmas songs mention that this is truly one of the most wonderful times of the year.