Sunday, December 20, 2009

Tis the Season for FREE Music!

Looks like a lot of the music industry is feeling less than Scroogey this year! I've discovered tons of holiday-themed tracks for FREE by surfing in a cyber wonderland. If you are in need of some tunes to help get into the spirit, click on the pics and try these:

Bob Dylan "Must Be Santa"

iTunes gifts a couple of FREE holiday tracks each week. One of this week's offerings is "Must Be Santa" from Bob Dylan's Christmas album. That's right. I typed it. Bob. Dylan's. Christmas. Album. You know you want to it for novelty sake at the very least. And it is FREE this week. Er, at least until Tuesday 12/22. Unfortunately, FREE iTunes usually are only available for one week only. But there should be another two released on Tuesday. If we're lucky maybe they will be from Twisted Sister or Billy Idol's Christmas albums! iTunes offers a lot of FREE content year 'round and to help keep up, I suggest subscribing to the Free iTunes blog or be their Facebook friend.

Tori Amos "Snow Angel"

Not to be outdone, Amazon is promoting 25 Days of FREE, unveiling a new holiday song available to download free for a limited time. Featured artists include Tori Amos, Lady Gaga, Tracy Lawrence, Billy Bob Thornton, and even Curious George. Unlike iTunes, these tracks are available for more than 7 days.

Frank Sinatra "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear"

Furthermore, Amazon is offering the 7-track Sampler Claus of some more classic versions of songs by Frank Sinatra, Robert Goulet, Mahalia Jackson, and more. You can also find a few more tracks by checking out the list of FREE music downloads. When it comes to giving out Christmas music, Amazon wins the prize!

Blondie "We Three Kings"

Blondie is back! Get a FREE Download of Debbie Harry and the boys performing a holiday classic when you sign up for the newsletter and look for a NEW album from the band in 2010!

Blue Mercy Cafe "O Come All Ye Faithful"

Good friend Sean Taylor has gifted us with a couple of tracks from Christmas past. Check out a rockin' version of "O Come All Ye Faithful" and the demo of his melodic reaction to consumerism, "Unfit for a King."

And for those of you who say "Bah Humbug" to Christmas music and just want to hear a bedtime story, the classic Dickens tale read by Antonia Bath is available for FREE at

With all these FREE tunes, it is not too late to ask for a bigger iPod from Santa!

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