Savor SiriusXM’s Thanksgiving survival guide stuffed with turkey, touchdowns, tips & tunes

No matter what’s on the menu this Thanksgiving, be sure to save room for some extra special holiday programming. Whether you’re looking for travel-friendly tracks, trying to drown out fighting family, or ready to skip straight into Christmas and Hanukkah season, SiriusXM has a lot to be thankful for.

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Bring some Phish to the table

Turkey is so last year. In the spirit of the holiday, Phish Radio (Ch. 29) is making it a true family affair. Tune in to hear the 13-and-under crowd and their parents join the show to introduce their favorite Phish songs all weekend long — it all starts on Thanksgiving Day at 10am ET and rebroadcasts on Friday, November 29 at 5pm ET; Saturday, November 30 at 9am ET; and Sunday, December 1 at 3pm ET.


Enjoy a special serving of Buffett

Radio Margaritaville (Ch. 24) is offering up a feast of Jimmy Buffett concerts this year. Hear the lineup stuffed with performances from Key West, Aspen, New Orleans, Hawaii, and the debut broadcast of Buffett’s 2019 London show, all starting at 6am ET on Thanksgiving Day.

Burn off the bird

Say goodbye to slyly popping that top button under the Thanksgiving table — SoulCycle Radio (Ch. 4) is bringing you 90-minute instructor-curated playlists to power you through the holiday weekend. What better way to reflect on everything we have to be grateful for this season than with 90 minutes of uninterrupted cardio? The turkey burn is happening every 3 hours, starting at 3am ET on Thanksgiving through 3am ET on Friday, November 29.

Feast your ears on Farm Aid 2019

Hear performances from Willie Nelson and his fellow Farm Aid board members — Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews (along with other amazing artists) — during a holiday rebroadcast of the organization’s 34th concert from September on Willie’s Roadhouse (Ch. 59). Catch the eight-hour special on Thanksgiving Day at 2pm ET and Sunday, December 1 at 10am ET.


Tom Petty RadioGet an extra helping of Petty

Tom Petty Radio (Ch. 31) and J. Geils Band frontman Peter Wolf are serving up a weekend full of Wolf’s favorite Petty covers, plus The Heartbreakers covering other classics, starting on Thanksgiving Day at 6am ET and ending on Monday, December 2 at 3am ET.

Come Together for a Beatles bounty

Actor and Beatles fan Paul Reiser is sharing three hours of listeners’ favorite songs from Beatles movies, ranked. Hear the results on The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18) at 5pm ET on Thanksgiving Day; 11am and 10pm ET on Friday, November 29; 3pm ET on Saturday, November 30; 11am ET on Monday, December 1; and 12am ET on Wednesday, December 4.


Have a Heavy harvest

Ozzy’s Boneyard (Ch. 38) is spending Thanksgiving weekend with celebrity chef, restaurant owner, and fan Chris Santos as he hosts a playlist featuring some of his favorite classic hard rock and heavy metal songs. Don’t miss when it airs on Wednesday, November 27 at 6pm and 9pm ET; Thanksgiving Day at 8am, 2pm, and 8pm ET; Friday, November 29 at 10am and 5pm ET; Saturday, November 30 at 12am and 12pm ET; and Sunday, December 1 at 3am, 3pm, and 11pm ET.


Still craving more Ozzy? Billy Morrison and SiriusXM host Jose Mangin are joining Osbourne to discuss his new career-spanning vinyl box set, See You on the Other Side, and more on Friday, November 29 at 12pm and 8pm ET; Saturday, November 30 at 10am and 6pm ET; Sunday, December 1 at 8am and 1pm ET; Monday, December 2 at 7am and 4pm ET; and Tuesday, December 3 at 12am, 11am, and 11pm ET.

Give thanks to the icons of rap

This year, The Heat (Ch. 46) is celebrating all the music we have to be thankful for as Royce da 5’9” breaks down classics from Rakim, Jay Z, Eminem, 2Pac, and more of hip hop’s greatest of all time to get everyone hype for the holidays. Be sure to catch it when it airs on Thanksgiving Day at 6pm ET and again on Friday, November 28 at 9pm ET.



Kick the most wonderful time of year into high gear

Do you start bumping holiday hits the minute Thanksgiving is over? We’ve got you covered with every type of festive favorite to satisfy those cravings. If you consider “All I Want for Christmas is You” your personal anthem, tune in to Holly for contemporary holiday tunes. Is tradition more your thing? Look no further than Holiday Traditions (Ch. 73) and Holiday Pops (Ch. 780) to make your spirits bright. For those seeking a more spiritual connection, Christmas Spirit (Ch. 787) is all about the reason for the season. 

From Navidad (Ch. 781) to Rockin’ Xmas (Ch. 784) and beyond, look no further than our holiday music channels to turn up the joy this year, regardless of genre.



Go long with hours of NFL coverage

There are few better duos than Thanksgiving and football, which is why we’ll be bringing you nonstop coverage to get your fix. All Access subscribers can catch Zach Gelb and Charlie Weis live from 9am to 12pm ET on Thanksgiving, followed by live games all day and the post-game show from 12am to 2am ET on SiriusXM NFL Radio (Ch. 88)

For those craving even more pigskin, don’t miss NFL Radio’s Tailgate Show with Alex Marvez from 9am to 12pm ET, The Sunday Drive with Steve Torre and Bill Lekas from 12pm to 8pm ET, Sunday Night Football, and more on Sunday, December 1. 




Relive the Bennington Thanksgiving Show 

The only father-daughter Thanksgiving show in the history of radio is here again. Catch the Bennington annual Thanksgiving Show for an ideal pre- or post-meal workout on Faction Talk (Ch. 103) Wednesday, November 27 at 2pm ET, Thanksgiving Day at 2pm ET, and Friday, November 29 at 2pm ET; and on Raw Dog Comedy (Ch. 99) at 7am ET on Thanksgiving Day, 7am ET on Friday, November 29, and 7am ET on Monday, December 2.

Hear Nick Hoff’s turkey talk (among other things) 

Comedian Nick Hoff is joining Jeff & Larry’s Comedy Roundup (Ch. 97) to share his Thanksgiving pro tips, covering everything from expert plating ratios to tryptophan naps. Load up on Hoff’s holiday wisdom when it airs on Wednesday, November 27 at 5pm ET and Thanksgiving Day at 11am and 7pm ET.



Secure happy trails for a happy Thanksgiving

Doctor Radio (Ch. 110) will be on air to help you successfully navigate any holiday travel on the horizon. Hear from the pros on jet lag, pre-boarding safety tips, avoiding altitude sickness, and more all Thanksgiving Day long, starting at 12am ET.



Enjoy a very Classic holiday

Radio Classics (Ch. 148) is offering up wall-to-wall Thanksgiving programming both On Demand and on air, including a two-hour Jack Benny Program block, Family Theatre’s “Home For Thanksgiving” show, and more, starting at 8am ET and running through the evening. 



Rise and shine with the White House turkey pardon

Before kitchen duty begins, start your Thanksgiving morning bright and early as SiriusXM POTUS (Ch. 124) airs the annual presidential turkey pardoning (good luck, Bread and Butter), complete with a history lesson on the tradition, as well as other White House Thanksgiving celebrations from a representative of the White House Historical Association from 6am to 9am ET.

Those seeking (very) last-minute after-dinner inspiration can look no further than Press Pool’s 3pm ET special with Roland Meisner as he recalls some of the most stunning desserts created during his 25-year tenure as White House executive chef. 

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