Free Holiday Music to Download

December 2, 2010 by  
Filed under Freebies, Music

From classic Christmas songs to new tunes, rock, country, Celtic… festive freebies for your party playlist.

If you’re looking for a little holiday atmosphere while you work / cook / PARTAY! then we’ve got some freebies for your listening pleasure.

I haven’t listed to every single one of the tracks on all these albums yet, but checking them out got me quite in the mood to wrap tinsel round my head. (Mr Cheap recognizes this as a sure danger sign. Next thing I’ll be chasing him round the house with a sprig of mistletoe.)

Free Holiday Music from Top Country Stars including Brad Paisley, Joe Nichols, Indigo Girls, Rascal Flatts and Steve Wariner, courtesy of People magazine and iTunes. Songs we all love include Deck the Halls, Little Drummer Boy and O Holy Night. You need iTunes to download, or get it free at the link. The holiday Country music is available till January 7, 2011.

The Christmas Gig Free MP3 13-track sampler album from Target features original holiday songs. Some of it is pretty snappy stuff, with artists including Guster, Blackalicious, Natalie Hemby, and the rather fabulous Little Isidore with an old-time, feel-good swing style. You can download all 13 tracks or hear them individually by scrolling down the page at the link to each performer.

25 Days of Free Holiday Songs Get a new MP3 each day from Amazon from now through Christmas. Each one is only available for a limited time, so best to download it fast if there’s one you like.

Music World Free Holiday Sampler Album with 7 tracks featuring artists including Destiny’s Child.
(Also from Amazon, as are the rest in this list.)

Christmas Anthem by Albuquerque locals Landon Smith & The Real Matt Jones.

Chacra World Music Holiday Sampler Five tracks with a touch of Celtic soul, from the jigging it up to the lyrical.

The Incredible Singing Christmas Tree A Veggie Tales free 16 track album for the kids, so hopefully there’ll be no squabbles over them eating their veggies at Christmas dinner. (Of course, just douse it all in chile and they won’t notice the difference.)

Sugo Music Free Holiday Sampler Five relaxing instrumentals for those more mellow moments over the holidays. (Huh? Hello? Are we on the same planet?)

And if you’ve REALLY had enough of Christmas already, try the Americana Music Awards Sampler for a change of pace, with 14 songs by artists including Steve Earle and John Hiatt.

Oh yes, did we mention that they’re all FREE?

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!

 Thanks to our frugal friends Jennifer at Atlanta on the Cheap and Evelyn at The Big Apple on the Cheap for a couple of these tips. And thanks to Mr Cheap for letting me chase him with mistletoe.

–Tania. Note: I’ve given you my affiliate links to plug you directly to the deals for Amazon. If you feel like sending a little love this way to help support ABQ on the Cheap, please use the link.


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