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CBC Music brings you the 7 streams of Christmas

Judith Lynch

Christmas can be one of the most charitable times of the year. It is in that spirit that we at CBC Music bring to you the gift of music.

OK, it's true, we do that every day, but starting today we're bringing you the gift of Christmas music. Hours of music expertly curated into seven streams that can get you through the holiday season. We're pretty pumped about them, and we think you're going to like them, too.

Because it’s obvious at Christmas, the Ceeb is giving me: a Classical Holidays stream

The Classical Holidays stream is a yearly tradition here at CBC Music. Looking for a steady stream of Christmas concertos, carols and choral music? We’ve got you covered.

To rock the traditionals at Christmas, the Ceeb is giving me: a Seasonal Favourites stream

Enjoy Bing, Bublé, Bocelli and more singing all of your holiday faves without suiting up to head to the mall to hear them. These pop and jazz standards are the modern sounds of Christmas.

For the cool kids at Christmas, the Ceeb is giving me: the joy of a Pop Christmas stream

If you’re a musician, one of the smartest things you can do is release a Christmas song. Wham!, Madonna and Lady Gaga learned from the lessons laid down by Handel, Brahms and Leroy Anderson and created original holiday classics that you’ll be singing for decades to come.

For the hipsters at Christmas, the Ceeb is giving me: a weirdly wonderful Alt Christmas stream.

This stream is the ugly sweater of Christmas music: it’s not for everyone, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve a seat at the table. Clarence Carter’s “Back Door Santa,” the mighty Miss Sharon Jones’s “Ain’t No Chimneys in the Projects” and Bryan Adams’s “Reggae Christmas” (wait, what?) all have a home here. For those who like their Christmas jams with a twist.

For the cowpokes of Christmas, the Ceeb is giving me: a down-home Country Christmas stream.

Brett Kissel, Corb Lund, Leann Rimes and more sing some Christmas classics along with original holiday tunes, each one with a distinct country feel.

For the R&B fans at Christmas, the Ceeb is giving me: Marvin's Room Christmas

From R&B renditions of Chrsitmas classics to remixed carols, this stream covers it all. Hear James Brown's "Soulful Christmas," Jully Black's "Christmas Song," Jackson 5 singing "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" and more.

For the standard-lovers at Christmas, the Ceeb is giving me: Jazz loves Christmas

Christmas standards that are anything but: scat along with your favourites playing "You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch" (Tim Tamashiro), "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" (Oscar Peterson), "Frosty the Snowman" and more.

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