5 Best Free Christmas Music Download Sites

By Stacy Fisher

Get into the holiday spirit with free music.

You’ll find many 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.

 
Feels Like Christmas free music site.
What We Like
  • Independent artists perform most songs.

  • 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 song title 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.

 

Spiritual Christmas Music: Songs of Praise

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

  • Offers plays that feature Christian Christmas music.

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

  • The artists are not well known.

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

Titles include classics such as A Child is BornIt’s Christmas Day, and Do You Know It’s Christmas.

 

Classic Christmas Carols: A-M Classical

A-M Classical website
What We Like
  • Lyrics are listed.

  • Background information on many songs adds interest.

What We Don’t Like
  • Site is outdated.

  • Download links aren’t immediately apparent.

A-M Classical offers new and classic Christmas music and Christmas music for the organ. You’ll also find a nice set of free Christmas carols, including Jingle Bells, Angels We Have Heard on HighThe First NoelJoy to the WorldWhat Child is Thisand Silent Night.

To add a title to your music library, click the Christmas song to view the lyrics page and download the MP3 file for free.

 

International Christmas Music: NuBeat Music

NuBeat Music website site for free and original Christmas albums
What We Like
  • Organizes music by albums.

  • Numerous holiday favorites by independent artists.

What We Don’t Like
  • Few lyrics listed despite links for lyrics.

  • 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. NuBeat Music is a great source for new, unique additions to your holiday music collection.

 

Uncle Dave’s Xmas Tunes

A person using a tablet while it's snowing.

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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 NoelThe 12 Days of ChristmasWe Wish You a Merry ChristmasThe Holly and the IvyO Holy NightSilent NightDeck the Halls, and Carol of the Bells.

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