7 Best Free Christmas Music Download Sites

Get into the holiday spirit with free music

You'll find a ton of free Christmas music downloads in the list below, ranging from classic holiday tunes to contemporary Christmas songs from current artists. All are available freely and legally as MP3s. Put these songs on any device and have your holiday tunes ready to go when you want to listen.

You also can stream free Christmas music on your computer, smart speaker, and other devices.

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Feels Like Christmas

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What We Like
  • Most songs are performed by independent artists, so you might discover some new favorites.

  • Christmas stories and sounds are also available.

What We Don't Like
  • Not as many traditional tunes by famous artists as other sites.

  • Performers are paid through exposure, not monetarily.

Choose the category of Christmas music that you're interested in, ranging from traditional to contemporary, and click the title of the song to open a player in the browser. From there, you can download the song.

If you'd like something to listen to other than music, enjoy the free Christmas audio stories.

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What We Like
  • Songs are available in MP3 and MIDI formats.

  • A nice selection of traditional favorites.

What We Don't Like
  • The selection is limited.

  • The music section isn't the main focus of this retail gift site, so it's simple and low tech.

ChristmasGifts.com has a small but nice selection of free Christmas music. Simply click a title to save that song to your computer.

You can also print free Christmas carol e-books to enjoy with your family or caroling group.

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Songs of Praise

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What We Like
  • Songs are available to download and to stream.

  • The site offers plays that feature Christian Christmas music.

What We Don't Like
  • The site design is dated.

  • The artists are not well known.

This collection of spiritual Christmas songs is a mixture of MP3, WMA, and Flash downloads. The site also features free Christmas music that's available to stream.

Titles include classics such as A Child is Born, It's Christmas Day, Do You Know It's Christmas?, and more.

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A-M Classical

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What We Like
  • Lyrics are listed.

  • Background information on many songs adds interest.

What We Don't Like
  • The site is dated and cluttered.

  • The download links aren't immediately apparent; they're on each song's lyrics page.

Click the title of a Christmas song to download the MP3 file for free.

You'll find a nice set of free Christmas music, including Jingle Bells, Angels We Have Heard on High, The First Noel, Joy to the World, What Child is This?, and Silent Night.

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Uncle Dave's Xmas Tunes

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What We Like
  • Interesting, original arrangements.

  • Straightforward and easy to navigate.

What We Don't Like
  • Offerings are currently limited to 19 songs.

  • Song descriptions feature snark that might offend those with a serious, spiritual view.

Here, you'll find MP3 and MIDI files of free Christmas music that you can download or play from the website.

Offerings include traditional favorites such as The First Noel, The 12 Days of Christmas, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, The Holly and the Ivy, O Holy Night, Silent Night, Deck the Halls, and​ Carol of the Bells.

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NuBeat Music

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What We Like
  • Music is grouped into albums.

  • A large selection of holiday favorites by independent artists.

What We Don't Like
  • Despite a link for lyrics, few are included.

  • Songs must be downloaded individually.

NuBeat Music has quite a few complete Christmas albums that are free for you to download or stream from your computer.

These original, Christian-themed songs are produced and contributed by artists from around the world. This is a great source for new, unique additions to your holiday music collection.

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What We Like
  • A search for Christmas filtered by audio yields more than 800 songs.

  • Each album includes some background on the artists and songs.

What We Don't Like
  • Must provide an email address to download music.

  • Few well-known artists.

NoiseTrade has two pages of holiday and Christmas music albums that are all free for you to download and stream.

You'll need to provide your email address. Then you can download as many as you like.

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