Free Christmas Music And Sounds to Download or Stream

Best websites for downloading and streaming Christmas music

Looking for free Christmas music on the Internet can be time-consuming to say the least. There are plenty of paid-for Christmas music albums that you can get from digital music services such as the iTunes Store or Amazon MP3.

But, what if you want a freebie that is legal too?

To help you find songs and sounds for the Holiday season, here is a selection of websites that offer a good choice of tracks. Most are MP3 downloads, but there are also a couple of websites which allow you to stream the audio if you prefer.

As well as songs, some links also enable you to download other Christmas freebies including audiobooks, Midi tracks (for your phone), and Christmas carols too. Whatever you decide to download or stream, rest assured all the content is totally legal.

Have a great Christmas!

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Amazon MP3 (20 Free Holiday Music Tracks)

Amazon Free Christmas Music Downloads
Free Christmas Music on Amazon MP3. Image © Mark Harris - Licensed to About.com, Inc.

If you're looking for a wide range of songs that cover many genres, then this free Christmas music list from Amazon MP3 is worth a look. There are around 20 Holiday songs to choose from which can all be downloaded for free -- all you need is an Amazon account.

And just like all the music on the Amazon MP3 service, these freebies are in the MP3 format. This means you'll be able to transfer them to portable devices such as smartphones, tablets, MP3 players, flash media, or burn to good old CD if you prefer.

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Feels Like Christmas (Music, Songs, Sounds, and Audiobooks)

FeelsLikeChristmas.com Website
Free Christmas music section. Image © Mark Harris - Licensed to About.com, Inc.

The folks over at FeelsLikeChristmas.com celebrate the festive season all-year-round, and it shows. On the website you will find traditional and contemporary music in the MP3 format.

There are four main categories that you can choose, which are: contemporary instrumental, contemporary vocal, traditional instrumental, and traditional vocal.

There's also an archive for previous years and other useful stuff for the Holidays like, Christmas stories (as audiobooks), and various sounds to download.

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ChristmasGifts.com (Music, Songs, Lyrics E-book)

ChristmasGifts.com Website
Free Christmas MP3s and Midi downloads. Image © Mark Harris - Licensed to About.com, Inc.

A nice collection of Christmas music that is mostly freely distributable under the Creative Commons License. There is a mix of MP3 and midi files that can be downloaded from this website.

As an added bonus there is also an e-book that contains lots of Christmas carols to sing for all you die-hards out there!

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Soma FM (Streaming Music)

Soma FM Free Christmas Music
Free streaming Christmas music on Soma FM. Image © Mark Harris - Licensed to About.com, Inc.

Soma FM have over 30 streaming audio channels with two of them being dedicated to Christmas music. If you’re approaching burnout from all this festivity, then you can always chillout with some of the other channels instead, such as Dropzone or Space Station Soma. Highly recommended if you just want to stream music rather than download MP3s.

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DJ Riko's Merry Mixmas Collection

DJ Riko Merry Mixmas website
Free Christmas music remixes. Image © DJ Riko

If you like non-stop music, then DJ Riko has got the perfect mix of Christmas tracks.  It's a tradition that dates back to 2002 with all compilations having a varied selection of different genres and eras.

If you like mashups, then DJ Riko's website has a large collection of mixes that will keep you entertained for hours.

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Garritan Community Christmas Album

Garritan Community Christmas Albums
Free Christmas album downloads from Garritan. Image © MakeMusic, Inc.

For the traditional music lover, the Garritan Community Christmas Album -- now in its eleventh volume, is a great free download.

You can choose to download single tracks, the complete album in one go, or stream if you prefer. The album and CD art is also provided on their website ready to download and print out.