Download Or Stream Free Holiday And Christmas Music This Season

Best (mostly) free websites for downloading and streaming Christmas music

Looking for free Christmas music on the Internet can be time-consuming. There are plenty of paid-for Christmas music albums and songs that you can get from digital music services such as the iTunes Store or Amazon Prime. To help you find special songs and soundtracks for this holiday season that are free of charge, we've rounded up a selection of websites that offer a great choice of tracks for streaming music or downloading just the right song. 

Here's to a wonderful Holiday Season!

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Amazon Prime (35+ 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 Prime is worth a look. There are almost 40 Holiday songs to choose from which can all be downloaded for free – all you need is an Amazon Prime account. Note: The 30 day trial is free; after that even Prime members pay.

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!

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

Spotify is fast overtaking many streaming music sites because it's so easy to customize playlists to your needs. Simple search for Christmas (or any other holiday), set your preferred stations and start listening. You can even listen offline to holiday tunes through Spotify Premium, which downloads your music for a fee. Highly recommended if you just want to stream music rather than download MP3s. More »

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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.