Where can I listen to Christmas music?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by HarleyRandom, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. HarleyRandom

    HarleyRandom Well-Known Member

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    I have mentioned the Yule Log on my Series 2 but that's only two hours and I only want to listen to it once or twice, such as when I am decorating or taking down the tree. It's also serious, classical and mostly Christian. It's a premium quality product, and something special to do only a few times. I want the happy and lively but traditional sound which consists primarily of Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Ray Conniff, Bing Crosby and Andy Williams. Novelty tunes are fine. No Trans-Siberian Orchestra, no Mariah Carey, nothing contemporary sounding. Mannheim Steamroller is to be limited to "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" (the version that sounds like it was recorded centuries ago) and maybe "Deck the Halls".

    I prefer to listen to music on my Roamio because listening to music on the desktop increases the chances it will freeze because it is doing too much. I only listen to music when the computer is on, which means I am doing something else.

    But the Roamio only has a limited number of choices. There is Pandora but I don't know what to expect and the commercials were annoying when I tried it (actual iHeart stations have commercials but I'm used to those and know what to expect). I don't know what they have at Christmas.

    There is iHeart but the only Christmas format I know of that I would approve of is Christmas Classics, except that format repeats the same songs every few hours. Besides, when I tried to go to it I always got some absolute garbage dance or rap music, even though it says "Christmas Classics" on the screen. Individual iHeart radio stations tend to do some good songs and some bad ones (even the ones I like year-round) and I don't want to be changing all the time.
     
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  2. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    The Mall. ;)
     
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  3. gigaquad

    gigaquad Tivo Image Master

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    Tivo's not really the place for that. I typically just say, 'alexa, shuffle my christmas playlist" and don't turn it off until February :)
    you can get an Echo for about 25.00 now.
     
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  4. keithg1964

    keithg1964 Ragonk

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    YouTube has some with video.
     
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  5. Jeeters

    Jeeters Registered Snoozer

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    Yup, I recommend going into the Roamio's youtube app and searching for "Time-Life Treasury of Christmas".
     
  6. schatham

    schatham Well-Known Member

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    Iheart radio
     
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  7. kokishin

    kokishin Active Member

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    After I read your post, I too wanted to find something similar. Using my FTV Stick, I found the Amazon Music "Holiday Favorites Station" which has a great mix of Christmas classics from artists including Deano, Bing, Burl, Nat, Frank, Elvis, Perry Como, Tony Bennett, Jimmy Durante, Ray Conniff, Darlene Love, Gene Autry, Andy Williams, Carpenters, Beach Boys, Brenda Lee, The Ronettes, Chuck Berry, Eagles, John Lennon ("Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" is a favorite of mine), and newer artists such as Gwen Stefani, Mariah, Harry Connick Jr, Whitney Houston, Faith Hill, Kelly Clarkson, Bruce Springsteen, ...
     
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  8. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    Just tune in any radio station after Halloween -- you can't escape it. Of course you have to have a digital device like an Echo to do that. (They don't actually have what we used to call "radios" nowadays, do they?)

    BTW is your PC one of the original IBM's? Anything newer than that will hardly notice the workload of playing music.
     
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  9. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    well, there's always the music behind your tivo yule log recording...

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  10. bobfrank

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    Pandora, which is available on your Roameo, has several Christmas "stations" with a variety of styles that should fit your needs.
     
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  11. waynomo

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    You could always buy the music you like and create your own playlist. Put it on your phone or transfer it to your Roamio and play from one of those devices.
     
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  12. HarleyRandom

    HarleyRandom Well-Known Member

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    You're listing a bunch of people I don't want to hear.
     
  13. HarleyRandom

    HarleyRandom Well-Known Member

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    That won't work. Most of them play too many songs I don't want.
    For some reason this one can't handle music. It might be the ads on the site playing it. Not the ads with the radio station, which would be enough.
     
  14. HarleyRandom

    HarleyRandom Well-Known Member

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    Not specific enough. And the one that says "Christmas" plays a bunch of absolute garbage which probably has nothing to do with Christmas. Whatever it is people dance to in loud dark clubs in basements.
     
  15. HarleyRandom

    HarleyRandom Well-Known Member

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    Put it on top of the phone? The phone makes calls and doesn't even have a place to show caller ID.

    And I'm trying to keep from spending a lot of money or going to a lot of trouble, if there's an option out there.
     
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  17. Wil

    Wil Unknown Member

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    You could ask Ninny though she may still be a bit under the weather and not actively posting.
     
  18. kokishin

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    Scrooge!
     
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  19. HarleyRandom

    HarleyRandom Well-Known Member

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    But those people do make me feel like Scrooge. I need Christmas music that makes me feel good, and it must be available online somewhere.
     
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  20. HarleyRandom

    HarleyRandom Well-Known Member

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    I appreciate the effort but iHeart keeps repeating the same few songs over and over ... and John Lennon's "Merry XMas" is included.

    I'll give the others a try if I can figure out how to make the TiVo play them. If they're on the desktop there is the risk of it not being able to handle it all.
     

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