This year, we’re presenting something brand new. Starting at 4am (EST) Christmas Day, we will play our signature mix of Christmas music with virtually no station announcements. Get up Christmas morning and open gifts to your favorite Tinsel and Tunes songs with very limited interruption! As always, our Christmas music is completely commercial free. Our limited interruption presentation will end at 2pm EST.
Encore Presentation of Christmas Cocktails
By popular demand, we will host a special encore presentation of Christmas Cocktails starting at 9pm EST Christmas night, just in time for you to break out the shaker and martini glasses! Rock around the Christmas tree with our funky-fresh vibe of holiday favorites remixed and amp’d up for your Christmas party. 9pm – 2am EST.
This year, we have introduced several new ways to enjoy Tinsel and Tunes. Through a streaming partnership with Tune In, you will be able to take the free Christmas music of Tinsel and Tunes wherever you go, on virtually any device. Download the Tune In app, search for Tinsel and Tunes, then add us as one of your favorite stations. Through Tune In, you’ll be able to download the songs you love via iTunes and stay on top of our play lists.
Tinsel and Tunes App
Many requests have come in for the return of our very own Tinsel and Tunes app. We will have a brand new app ready to go sometime in November. The app will be iPhone and iPad ready. As always, you can download a selection of other streaming apps from your smartphone’s app store. Then just click the “Mobile Stream” option under the “Listen” link in our navigation bar. Tinsel and Tunes will stream via any application that supports AAC+ and mp3PRO streams. This excludes Windows Media Player.
Tinsel & Tunes’ studio is located directly in the path of hurricane Sandy. The storm dubbed “Frankenstorm” according to twitter is being called by many, “the storm of the century.” The Tinsel & Tunes team has battened down the hatches, stocked up on plenty of egg nog and candy canes and have a stack of Christmas stories next to our roaring fire. We’re hoping that we do not lose power for our launch scheduled for midnight this Wednesday into Thursday. However, if the studio lights do go dark, we will kick off the broadcast as soon as possible. Please be sure to check out our Facebook page for updates during the storm.
One of our favorite guys, Matt Wertz, sat down to talk about the album he released in 2011 entitled “Snow Globe.” A number of the tracks off this CD have made it on the air at Tinsel & Tunes. One of our favorites is certainly “Christmas Just Does This To Me.” Watch below to hear Matt talking about the inspiration for the song and tune in to Tinsel & Tunes to hear choice selections from this awesome holiday album.
We can’t believe it ourselves, but the Tinsel & Tunes team is back at it for another year.
We’re less than one month away from anther year of fabulously free Christmas music. Good news for those who listened through our iPhone app in 2010, we have worked out the bugs and it will be back in full swing for this holiday season.
2012 has seen the most music added to our playlist in many years. We have also retired a few Tinsel & Tunes classics. But don’t worry, they may pop up again in future seasons. It is our goal to keep our extremely unique blend of Christmas tunes fresh and exciting each and every year.
New in 2012
This year’s rotation includes brand new music to Tinsel & Tunes from artists like:
She & Him
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
The Boston Brass
Erich Kunzel & The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
The Piano Guys
and many others
Do not forget to mark your calendars for midnight on November 1st as we launch into another year of completely free Christmas music. Tinsel & Tunes is produced by Mak McKeehan and is a service of Fusion Radio Chicago.
Tinsel & Tunes 2011, the world’s favorite free Christmas music radio station has launched for 2011! You can listen by clicking the link to the right. Just download the play file and open it with WINAMP or iTunes.
You can also download the Tinsel & Tunes iPhone app in the Apple App store. Merry Christmas! Welcome to Tinsel & Tunes.
Tinsel & Tunes 2011 launches on 11-1-11, just one wee from today! Don’t forget, beginning in November, you will be able to download our iPhone app to tune in while you’re on the go. If you haven’t done so, be sure to “like” us on Facebook.
Get a little funky this Christmas when you tune in to the free Christmas music on Friday and Saturday nights called “Christmas Cocktails”. We present 5 hours of non-stop re-tooled holiday classics creating the perfect mix for your up-town party. If you dig the groove, check out the chilled-Christmas remixes of The Reindeer Room! Now with 3 albums in the series, the Reindeer Room will give you that hip Santa vibe throughout the holidays (you know, when you’re not listening to Tinsel & Tunes ).
Just in time for the Tinsel & Tunes 2011 launch on 11-1-11, Michael Buble’s first full-length Christmas album hits stores on October 24th.
Here is the track listing:
1. It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
2. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
3. Jingle Bells [featuring the Puppini Sisters]
4. White Christmas [duet with Shania Twain]
5. All I Want For Christmas Is You
6. Holly Jolly Christmas
7. Santa Baby
8. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
9. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
10. Silent Night
11. Blue Christmas
12. Cold December Night
13. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
14. Ave Maria
15. Mis Deseos/Feliz Navidad” [duet with Thalia]
Special Edition Bonus Tracks
Frosty the Snowman
Silver Bells [featuring Naturally 7]
Free Christmas music is what we’re all about at Tinsel & Tunes. Every year the radio waves, department stores and your friend’s houses are filled with the sounds of the season. However, those sounds usually include sappy pop ballads and the chipmonks. At Tinsel & Tunes, we’re all about leaving the cheese behind.
Straight No Chaser exploded onto the scene in 2008 with their instrument free twist on the 12 Days of Christmas. We added this Christmas favorite to our playlist last year and the listeners loved it! Check out this little pre-launch nugget of goodness to get you in the mood for non-stop Christmas radio for 2011!