5 ways to enjoy Thanksgiving travel with SiriusXM

The season for giving is upon us, so we’re dishing up some special programming that’ll fill you up this Thanksgiving weekend.

Caitlin Carter
November 15, 2018

The season for giving is upon us, so we’re dishing up some special programming that’ll fill you up this Thanksgiving weekend.

Whether you’re hitting the couch for some post-meal football, braving the mall for Black Friday deals, or trying to get a laugh out of your cranky uncle at the dinner table, we’ve got music, football games, comedy, and more to bring you out of that food coma.

Tune in to your favorites channels or stream them online at siriusxm.com or via the SiriusXM App for smartphones and other connected devices.

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Farm Aid 2018 – Thanksgiving Feast

Be thankful for where good food comes from and enjoy our annual Farm Aid Thanksgiving feast on Willie’s Roadhouse (Ch. 59), featuring highlights from the recent Farm Aid 2018 concert in Hartford, Conn., including full sets from Willie Nelson & Family; Neil Young with Lukas & Micah Nelson & Promise Of The Real; John Mellencamp; Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds; Chris Stapleton; Kacey Musgraves; Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats; Jamey Johnson; Margo Price; and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.

The seven-hour special will air on Thanksgiving Day from 2pm to 9pm ET and Sunday, November 26 from 10am to 5pm ET.

50s on 5 – Jukebox Day

National Jukebox Day was born from the American tradition of meeting up with family and friends the night before Thanksgiving to reconnect over drinks, and load up the jukebox with great memorable tunes. 50s on 5 (Ch. 5) pays tribute to the jukebox with your favorite records on the busiest bar night of the year.

Hear the Top 20 countdown, chosen by you and hosted by The Diner’s Lou Simon on Wednesday, November 21 at 8am ET, with replays Wednesday, November 21 at 12pm, 5pm & 9pm ET; and Thursday, November 22 at 1am ET.

Top 14 Bridge Thanksgiving Countdown

Whether their songs helped you through a tough time, brought you joy that only music can bring, or were the soundtrack to a special moment in your life, you voted for the artists who have made a difference in your life. In just a few days, you can tune in to The Bridge (Ch. 32) to hear the Top 14 artists you are most thankful.

Hear the countdown on Thursday, November 22 at 1pm ET, with replays Friday, November 23 at 8pm ET; Saturday, November 24 at 10pm ET; and Sunday, November 25 at 6pm ET.

Celebrate Punksgiving!

We’re getting the family together for a punk rock feast! Two punk rock powerhouses join forces for the first annual SiriusXM Punksgiving on Marky Ramone’s Punk Rock Blitzkrieg (712)! Do you like food? Don’t get lost in the supermarket. Marky Ramone and his Punk Rock Blitzkrieg channel is bringin’ over Gorilla Biscuits and gravy — and a giant casserole of Descendents, Sex Pistols, and Ramones! PLUS, it’s double your punk rock pleasure as the Faction Punk channel is cookin’ up some hot Brainstew of Anti-Flag, NOFX and Pennywise!

Rock out all Thanksgiving weekend, starting Wednesday, November 21 at 5pm ET through Sunday, November 25.

Cardio with CiCi: A Thanksgiving Takeover

Ciara is taking over The Heat (Ch. 46)! The Grammy-nominated singer/dancer will be coming to The Heat for a post-Thanksgiving workout party. From Beyoncé to Cardi B to Ciara’s own, Cici has the dance hits locked and loaded to help you shake off that second helping of stuffing! She will also be providing her own fitness secrets to bouncing that body back to shape after two pregnancies.

Join Ciara on The Heat Friday, November 23 at 12pm ET, with replays November 23 at 8pm ET; November 24 at 6pm ET; and November 25 at 4pm ET.

Holiday channels are on now!

This year, SiriusXM’s extensive holiday music lineup features 16 commercial-free channels, including five available exclusively on SiriusXM’s streaming platforms.

New to the holiday lineup this year: the exclusive Mannheim Steamroller Channel, featuring the band known for its blend of symphonic and modern Christmas music, and Hallmark Channel Radio, hosted by Hallmark Channel movie stars, will keep listeners in the holiday mood with timeless Christmas carols and music.

SiriusXM also launched new holiday music channels: ’70s/’80s Christmas, Rockin’ Xmas, Holiday Chill-Out and Jazz Holidays. We still have all the holiday channels favorites you’ve come to love over the years, such as Holly, Holiday Traditions, Holiday Soul, Country Christmas, Navidad, Holiday Pops, Radio Hanukkah and New Years Nation!


Check out Kathleen Madigan’s new holiday show!

Listen to the debut of critically acclaimed comic Kathleen Madigan’s Holiday Happy Hour! The new show will air six days a week on SiriusXM Comedy Greats (Ch. 94) and feature Madigan interviewing other comedians — like Bill Burr, Jim Gaffigan, Lewis Black, Marina Franklin, and more — about their favorite holiday traditions and memories.

Join Madigan on Comedy Greats Wednesday, November 21 at 11am to 5pm ET; Thursday, November 22 at 8pm ET; Saturday, November 24 at 4pm ET; and Sunday, November 25 at 10am ET.

Don’t miss this funnyman’s turkey talk

This year, enjoy your Thanksgiving meal with a side of funny. Tune in to Jeff & Larry’s Comedy Roundup (Ch. 97) to hear comedian Nick Hoff share his favorite things about the holiday. Hoff’s shows airs Thursday, November 22 at 12pm ET.

Thanksgiving on Laugh USA

Check out two hours of Thanksgiving-themed comedy from comics Jim Gaffigan, Louie Anderson, Kathleen Madigan, Gary Gulman, and many more! Hear your favorite comics on Laugh USA Thursday, November 22 at 8am, 12pm, 5pm, and 8pm ET.


Catch football games all Thanksgiving Day

There’s nothing better than some pigskin following a delicious Thanksgiving meal. So, you’re in luck as Mad Dog Sports Radio (Ch. 82) and FOX Sports (Ch. 83) will be airing the day’s NFL matchups, including local and national play-by-play. All Access subscribers will also be able to hear the games on SiriusXM NFL Radio (Ch. 88) throughout the day.

Thanksgiving Day games: Don’t miss the Chicago Bears take on the Detroit Lions at 12:30pm ET; the Washington Redskins play the Dallas Cowboys at 4:30pm ET; and the New Orleans Saints face the Atlanta Falcons at 8:20pm ET.

Also, for all you college sports fans, enjoy Mississippi vs. Mississippi State at 7:30pm ET on ESPNU Radio (Ch. 84).


Turkeys get pardoned at the White House

SiriusXM POTUS will take a look back at several of the most interesting historical Thanksgiving Day speeches by George Washington, Winston Churchill, and Ronald Reagan. Also, hear past turkey pardons from Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton and this year’s pardon with President Donald Trump.

Listen to SiriusXM POTUS (Ch. 124) beginning at 6am ET on Thanksgiving Day.