My favorite thing about Christmas is listening to the passionate music that is performed for the holiday season. Whether it’s the Three Tenors singing Oh Come All Ye Faithful or the Tallis Scholars singing In Dulce Jubilo, Christmas brings out the best music performances ever. Here are some websites to enjoy Christmas music for free.
Web Radio is fantastic and has its own Christmas category. You can listen to whatever station you want to that puts their selections over the internet. Yes, you are at the mercy of someone else’s idea of good Christmas music when you choose a radio station but you have a variety from which to choose.
YouTube is a great place to see videos set to music from many artists of Christmas music. See concerts with Hugh Jackman singing We Three Kings or music videos from Alvin and the Chipmunks. I searched the site for “Christmas music” and came up with 254,000 videos. Create a YouTube account and make your own playlist of your favorite songs to play automatically.
Live365.com has a listing of nearly 500 stations that broadcast Christmas music. You can even listen to Christmas music right now streaming onto your computer from someone else’s computer.
Feels Like Christmas is a website with free legal MP3 downloads of Christmas tunes. Download these to your own computer and play them in the order of your own choosing.
AOL has been an internet juggernaut and they have a wonderful channel on their website with ten selections of online music stations to listen to for your Yuletide enjoyment. There is even a kid’s channel for nothing but Christmas music geared for children. A handy feature on this website is that you can create a ringtone for your cell phone based upon some Christmas songs.
Amazon.com will sometimes have entire songs listed on Christmas albums for you to sample before you buy the entire CD or music download.
An Online Christmas Songbook not only has sheet music for you to play the music at home if you are a musician, but you can listen to the piece as well directly from the website.
Do a web search on your favorite search engine for individual songs. You can narrow your search to audio files or videos usually in the general search page or in the advanced search.
Napster is the original download site for free music. Unfortunately you will have to know what artist or piece you want to hear and type in your search that way instead of by genre.
Finally you can download free music from Christmasgifts.com in their music section. Browse through and listen to their many selections.