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Non holiday music playing on holiday station

AJM
Opening Act

Hello,

I'm having a bit of a dilemma with holiday stations. Brief background I'm transitioning from Google Play Music to Pandora premium. I have a GP playlist of 20 or so Holiday songs with 10 or so "must haves". Since its a small collection I'd rather use Pandora's station function to vastly expand the music selection. Easy enough right? Make a station with the variety those 10 or so songs. Done. I listened to it for a few hours and it kept playing non-holiday music. I figured the issue was creating the station with specific songs so I removed a majority of them replacing with Artist (Holiday) instead. This seemed to help but still it plays non-holiday tracks. I tried utilizing the Pandora holiday station instead and that works but there's no way to customize the variety. Any suggestions? I totally understand that any station is going to get better over time so listening hours is key but Id rather not have to listen to Christmas music sporadically for the next few months to only find out that its still going to play non-holiday music. (in fact id prefer to not have to listen to it at all until December but c'est la vie)

 

Moderator Edit: Edited title for clarity

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AdamPandora
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@Jamesp42 I moved your post over to this existing thread: Non holiday music playing on holiday station

Unlike holiday genre stations, holiday stations based on artists or tracks (such as White Christmas - Bing Crosby (Holiday)) may feature non-holiday music from the seed artist and others.

If you prefer to keep these stations playing only holiday music, just continue to thumb down any non-holiday tracks.

If you'd prefer to hear a station that solely plays holiday music, I recommend checking out our curated holiday genre stations.

This blog post may be helpful in guiding you towards some of our top holiday genre stations: Pandora’s Guide to Holiday Music

Hope this helps! 🎄

Adam | Community Moderator

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Jamesp42
Local Performer

Thanks for the reply, Adam. Unfortunately, no, this wasn't helpful. I don't think you fully read my post. I've had this station for years and years and years. The change was immediate and severe. It stopped playing any of the normal music and only played non-christmas music. I was consecutively thumbing down 10 to 20 songs at a time before giving up, only to come back later and find it still doing the same thing.

Fortunately, since that time, it reverted back to its normal play. There was obviously a glitch in your system that was since repaired.

mgworek
Local Performer

This is horrible. I have the same problem. I've had White Christmas Radio station created for years. Now all of a sudden it is playing non christmas music. 

This is a Pandora problem. It never did this until this year. Nothing as changed on my end.

Telling me to thumb down anything I don't want is not helpful AT ALL!!!!!

Why should I have to fix your problem plus i goes and plays other songs of the album i already voted down a song.

Plus I might be rooms away from the device playing the music.

How about instead of tellings how to listen to holiday music, you fix your problem so we can continue to listen to holiday music the same way we have been for years?

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Picker
Local Performer

I have a premium membership to avoid ads and listen to music playlists I want to hear, not suggested artists. 

I searched for Hawaiian Christmas music and found a playlist I like, except that every other song is by Jonathon Conant - who does not record holiday tunes or Hawaiian songs - and he is the one who created the playlist. 

I would like there to be a way to downvote or report playlists to Pandora that are obviously and intentionally incorrectly labeled. 

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AdamPandora
Moderator
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@Picker To begin, it looks like your Pandora account is upgraded to Pandora Plus - not Pandora Premium.

The next time this happens, can you please write me back with the following?

  • The name of the station where this occurred:
  • The name(s) of the out of place artist(s) on the station: Jonathon Conant
  • The title(s) of the out of place track(s) that played:
  • Were you able to give the out of place track(s) a Thumbs down?:
  • Were you listening using a Pandora Mode like Crowd Faves, Discovery or Deep Cuts?:

Thanks for working with me on this. 🤝

Adam | Community Moderator

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