AXS TV lines up Christmas, New Years music marathons

This Christmas and New Year’s, AXS TV has you covered with marathons featuring some of the biggest names in music. Starting at 1 pm ET on Christmas Day, December 25th, AXS TV presents some of music’s biggest names perform Yuletide favorites.

The festive block features Chris Isaak Christmas, as all-star guests such as Stevie Nicks and Michael Bublé join the crooner to celebrate the season; country queen Faith Hill brings “Joy to the World” with the help of a full orchestra and choir; and Heart & Friends: Home For The Holidays From Benaroya Hall, the first holiday concert from rock royalty Ann and Nancy Wilson, with appearances by Sammy Hagar, Shawn Colvin and Pat Monahan.

Then, settle in for a double-dose of classic rock and heavy metal as AXS TV presents The Best Of Classic Rock Weekend on Saturday, December 27th followed by AXS TV’S Classic Rock Countdown on Sunday, December 28th. The fully-loaded lineup kicks off on December 27th at 3 pm ET, with in-depth profiles taking viewers behind the scenes with rock titans Def Leppard, AC/DC, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, and Guns N’ Roses.

The party continues with AXS TV’S Classic Rock Countdown on Sunday, December 28th at 11 am ET, with a roster of classic rock concerts leading up to the premiere of the “Classic Rock Roll of Honour,” presented by Orange Amplification, at 9pE. The rockfest includes Def Leppard: Viva! Hysteria, with the ‘80s Metal icons playing their landmark fourth album in its entirety; Fleetwood Mac, Live In Boston; Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day, the band’s first performance in over two decades; and The Who: Quadropenia Live In London, among others. Headlining the night is the premiere of Classic Rock Magazine’s 10th Annual “Classic Rock Roll of Honour, Presented by Orange Amplification.” The legendary Red Rocker, himself, Sammy Hagar, hosts this explosive awards show honoring an eclectic array of icons and up-and-comers, held in the US for the first time ever at the world-famous Avalon in Hollywood, California.

Finally, ring in the New Year with AXS TV’s loaded New Year’s Eve music marathon on Wednesday, January 1st at 11 am ET, featuring classic rock favorites in concert such as AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, George Thorogood, and Willie Nelson and “Rock Legends” documentary specials on Rod Stewart, Pink Floyd, Queen and Fleetwood Mac.

The full list of dates and times for AXS TV’s December Music Event is as follows:

(All Times Eastern)

December 25th (Christmas Day)
  • Chris Isaak Christmas (2:30 pm)
  • Michael McDonald – This Christmas (3:30 pm)
  • Faith Hill – Joy To The World (4:25 pm)
  • Jessica Simpson Happy Christmas (5:25 pm)
  • Heart & Friends: Home For The Holidays From Benaroya Hall (8:50 pm)
December 27th

AXS TV’S Classic Rock Countdown

  • Video Killed the Radio Star: Def Leppard (3 pm)
  • Profiles: AC/DC (3:30 pm)
  • Guitar Center Sessions: Slash (4:45 pm)
  • Video Killed the Radio Star: Fleetwood Mac (5:50 pm)
  • Rock Legends: Fleetwood Mac (6:20 pm)
  • Rock Legends: Queen (6:50 pm)
  • Profiles: Queen: Mercury Rising (7:20 pm)
  • Video Killed the Radio Star: Guns N’ Roses (8:25 pm)
  • Def Leppard (10:30 pm)
December 28th

AXS TV’S Classic Rock Countdown

  • Foreigner (11 am)
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd (12:05 pm)
  • Def Leppard: Viva! Hysteria (1:05 pm)
  • Fleetwood Mac, Live In Boston (Parts One and Two) (2:40 pm)
  • Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day (4:50 pm)
  • The Who: Quadrophenia Live In London (7:10 pm)
  • PREMIERE Classic Rock Roll of Honour, Presented by Orange Amplification (9 pm)
December 31st (New Year’s Eve)
  • Rock Legends: Rod Stewart (11 am)
  • Rock Legends: Pink Floyd (11:30 am)
  • Rock Legends: Queen (12 pm)
  • Legends: Fleetwood Mac (12:30 pm)
  • Fleetwood Mac, Live in Boston (Part Two) (1 pm)
  • Tom Petty: Live From Gatorville (2:15 pm)
  • George Thorogood and the destroyers: 40 Years Strong – Live from Red Rocks (4:25 pm)
  • Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano (5:45 pm)
  • Willie Nelson: Live at Billy Bob’s Texas (7:50 pm)
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd (9:45 pm)
  • AC/DC: Live at River Plate (10:45 pm)

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.