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free online christmas musicDid you spend your last Christmas dinner listening to the same old CD you pull out every year, wishing you had a few more Christmas tunes to fill out the rest of the meal? You know there’s a lot of Christmas-related music available, so it shouldn’t really be so hard to have some around when Christmas rolls around. I mean, Christmas only comes once a year and you want it to be special. Although, I bet sometimes you get caught up organising lights An Arduino Project: How To Make Flashy Christmas Lights Ornaments An Arduino Project: How To Make Flashy Christmas Lights Ornaments This is the next part in our learning Arduino series, and this time we’ll be learning about and using Arrays to make a little Christmas tree ornament with various flashing sequences. This would be an... Read More , shopping online 4 Ways To Save With Your Online Christmas Shopping 4 Ways To Save With Your Online Christmas Shopping I happen to be an incredibly impulsive net-shopping addict. I'm like a kid in a toy shop on Amazon - “People who purchased this also purchased these:” is like poetry to my ears. So if... Read More for presents 5 Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas In Case You Get Stuck 5 Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas In Case You Get Stuck Read More , travel The 10 Best Websites To Experience Christmas Around the World The 10 Best Websites To Experience Christmas Around the World Christmas is almost upon us again, and whether you celebrate it or not, it’s a difficult holiday to ignore. The trees, the presents, the cookies and carols, all of these are seemingly never-changing when you... Read More , Christmas films 7 Free Online Christmas Films For Your Festive Enjoyment [Stuff to Watch] 7 Free Online Christmas Films For Your Festive Enjoyment [Stuff to Watch] Read More and food that you forget about the little things like background music.

This year it will all be different, because soon after you’ve read this post you’ll have downloaded many hours worth of free Christmas music. Then all you need to do is whip up a fancy shuffled playlist How To Create 5 Smart iTunes Playlists For iPad, iPhone & iPod How To Create 5 Smart iTunes Playlists For iPad, iPhone & iPod Read More in iTunes (or whatever you use) and you’re ready for action when the time comes. You might even enjoy your Christmas collection so much that you listen to Christmas carols for the whole Christmas period, rather than just on the day. Wouldn’t that be nice?

Jamendo Christmas Songs

Search Jamendo for the word Christmas and you’re greeted with over 180 albums and 500 individual tracks. Each can be legally downloaded for free and previewed without any hassle. Check out in particular this “Christmas in minor” album – it’s very different!

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Amazon’s Free Holiday MP3s

Not only do Amazon have a great selection of free MP3s, but they allow you to filter the list to show just holiday themed music. There’s a collection of Christmas music just waiting for you to grab it.

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Karaoke Version

If you’re into sing-alongs, karaoke or just non-intrusive background music you might appreciate the Christmas MP3s available for free at Karaoke Version. It’s just the backing music, so any terrible vocals you hear are therefore your own problem.

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Last.fm Christmas Tag – Stream & Download Free Christmas Music

Most people these days know that you can be streaming online Christmas radio in seconds by using Last.fm’s tag radio feature. What fewer people know is that it’s easy to find free MP3s to download using the same tags to find the right songs. For instance, check out the Christmas, Xmas, Carols, Christmas Songs and Christmas Music tags. From all of these, you can click on a link to the free music downloads, where you can listen to and download whichever tracks you like. If you want to automate it, you can also subscribe to the free music download podcast for that tag in iTunes.

free online christmas music

Another 10 Places To Find Christmas Songs

MakeUseOf’s resident free music expert put together a list of 10 Legal Online Sources To Download Free Christmas Music CRP: 10+ Legal Online Sources to Download Free Christmas Music CRP: 10+ Legal Online Sources to Download Free Christmas Music It's that time of year again and Last Christmas is all over the radio. If that doesn't get you into the mood, maybe our free Christmas music downloads will. Read More a few years ago. I particularly like the music from AMClassical’s Christmas and Christmas Classical sections.

Searching Hints

It’s possible to search for MP3 files on Google or sites like BeeMP3 and often you will find recordings which are legal to download as so many choirs these days put MP3s of their Christmas concerts online to share. One you’ve found one legal MP3, check to see if it’s in a folder of MP3s (delete the filename.mp3 part of the URL). You might have stumbled across a whole concert of Christmas carols you can legally download.

Also, if you’re trying to remember the name of your favourite Christmas carol, Wikipedia has a useful list of some of the more popular titles.

Which was your favorite free Christmas album? Share the link!

  1. harley
    March 5, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    I have loads of Christmas music and it's still not enough, love it.

  2. Peter Clarvis
    December 12, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Very timeous

  3. Marko D
    December 12, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Really great article. I'm listening right now. :)

  4. Lisa Santika Onggrid
    December 12, 2012 at 7:05 am

    The Karaoke versions are nice. I don't sing myself, but putting them into playlist gives the nice festive mood with less distraction (because I always listen carefully to the lyrics..)

    • Angela Alcorn
      December 13, 2012 at 10:44 am

      Yeah, sometimes an instrumental version is far preferable when it comes to Christmas music!

  5. Andrei Anikin
    December 11, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Let's sing all y'all! Thanks!!!

  6. Douglas Mutay
    December 10, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Thanks a million for this article! You will never know how much you've just saved my end of year days!!!!

  7. Steve Menday
    December 9, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Try http://yuleplay.com - it's free and they have over 10,000 christmas songs to choose from.

    • Angela Alcorn
      December 13, 2012 at 10:58 am

      Thanks for sharing this!

  8. Adam Campbell
    December 8, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Thanks

  9. Mac Witty
    December 8, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Thanks! Will go and make a christmas collection for upcoming parties. But I will not go for the Karaoke Version - knowing my self and my friends we need something to cover our voices ;)

    • Angela Alcorn
      December 13, 2012 at 10:58 am

      Heh, understood. :)

  10. Brian D. McCarthy
    December 7, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    There is this site: http://www.catmother.ca/christmas/

    It's nothing fancy; just 300 Christmas songs and NO ads.

    Merry Christmas!

    • Angela Alcorn
      December 13, 2012 at 10:57 am

      Awesome. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Anne
    December 7, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Pandora is another free site.

    • Din One
      December 8, 2012 at 11:16 am

      Thanks for info.. Will Go ...

  12. John
    December 7, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Angela, thanks for this article. It's EXACTLY what I was looking for!!

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