Free Holiday Music to Download
If you’re looking for a little holiday atmosphere while you work / cook / PARTAY! then here are some Christmas 2013 freebies to download for your listening pleasure. Some of the holiday music may only be free for a limited time so download soon if you want them.
Previewing these festive tunes put me in the mood to wrap tinsel round my head, which always makes Mr Cheap nervous that I’ll start chasing him round the house with a sprig of mistletoe.
25 Days of Free Holiday Music Freebies include Carole King, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Twisted Sister, a Raffi song for children and more. The free MP3s from Amazon through Christmas are periodically updated with new additions.
Free Holiday Music from Country Stars including Kelly Clarkson (Run Run Rudolph), Trace Adkins (Silent Night), Jewel (Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!) and more, courtesy of People magazine and iTunes. You need iTunes to download, or get it free at the link. The holiday country music is available till January 15, 2014.
20 Holiday Favorites 2013 The Green Hill album offers 20 traditional favorites performed mainly as instrumentals by various artists. (From Amazon, as are the rest below.)
Green Hill Christmas Music Sampler by Beegie Adair and friends, with 12 easy-listening and jazzy tracks of holiday favorites – just the ticket for a mellow dinner party.
Free Must-Have Christmas Masterpieces with four tracks that are just what it says in the title, performed by the International Childrens’ Choir, the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, and other such luminaries. Individual tracks are 99 cents, but it’s free to get the whole MP3 album.
Christmas Anthem by Albuquerque locals Landon Smith & The Real Matt Jones.
Joy to the World by The Citizens is an amped-up version of the old classic. Great for a party!
Christmas Train by Carey Bell is really rocking! It’s great.
Do You Hear What I Hear by Blue Sky Riders (Kenny Loggins, Georgia Middleman, and Gary Burr). I’m not usually so keen on this song, but the gutsier country style of this version twangs my heartstrings.
Ave Maria a piano rendition of this beautiful song by Nicholas York
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel – a nice upbeat version by Big Daddy Weave
Come Darkness, Come Light is a mellow piece from Mary Chapin Carpenter’s Twelve Songs Of Christmas album.
O Holy Night/ Ave Maria/ Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – a 9-minute-long Gaelic medley by Gaelic Irish Song Masters.
Auld Lang Syne/ O Come All Ye Faithful/ The First Noël – more than 8 minutes of these popular tunes in a medley by Gaelic Irish Song Masters.
Or get the full Celtic Christmas Meditation: Christmas Songs for a Relaxing Holiday album for free, by the Gaelic Irish Song Masters.
Greensleeves (What Child is This) The Old English folk tune is performed by Tony Elman.
The Nutcracker Suite Waltz Of The Flowers by Tchaikovsky – a magic and sparkly harp piece that’s perfect background for Santa’s little elves when they’re wrapping gifts.
Rock On by Blondie has nothing to do with Christmas, but I’m including it just because it’s cool. Typical Blondie style with a classic rock song.
Oh yes, did we mention that they’re all FREE?
If you still need to buy holiday music after all that, Amazon has tons of 69 cent holiday MP3s to download, and loads of Holiday MP3 Albums under $5.99 including The Muppet’s Green and Red Christmas ($1.99), Michael Bublé’s Christmas ($2.99), A Mary Christmas by Mary J. Blige ($3.99), plus Rod Stewart, Andy Williams, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and more music for adults and kids.
If you know of any Albuquerque or New Mexico bands with free downloads by iTunes or MP3 that we can import to our various music playing devices, please let me know. I’d love to update the list with more locals!
And thanks to Mr Cheap for letting me chase him with mistletoe.
–Tania. Note: I’ve given my Amazon affiliate links to plug you straight to the free music.