iTunes holiday samplerIt’s not our policy to write about iTunes free releases, because they are generally available for a short time only, but we think this one is worth it. Plus – nobody will be downloading Holiday music in January anyway… It’s a full-blown 20-track sampler album with something for everyone. It includes some religious Christmas songs, some holiday-spirit classics and some funny tongue-in-cheek tracks by artists like Sarah McLachlan, Weezer, Stephen Colbert, Aretha Franklin and others.

From iTunes:

If you’re looking for fantastic holiday music, iTunes has you covered with this collection of 20 holiday tracks, from bluegrass versions of traditional favorites to R&B takes on Yuletide hymns. Featuring artists like Weezer, David Archuleta, and Aretha Franklin, this collection is a great way to soundtrack your holiday. It’s also a great way to explore the glory of iTunes LP – you can browse photos, check out lyrics, and read more about the artists. All of this it’s absolutely free for just one week.

Track Listing:
1. Amy Grant – O’ Come All Ye Faithful
2. David Archuleta – The First Noel
3. Sarah McLachlan – Silent Night
4. Barry Manilow – Carol of the Bells / Jingle Bells
5. Meaghan Smith – It Snowed
6. Mannheim Steamroller – Above The Northern Lights
7. Lady Antebellum – Baby It’s Cold Outside
8. Toby Keith – We Three Kings
9. Rascal Flatts – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
10. Wynonna Judd – Silent Night
11. Mexicani Marimba Band – Twelve Days Of Christmas
12. Weezer – We Wish You A Merry Christmass
13. Glasvegas – A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like A Kiss)
14. Stephen Colbert – Another Christmas Song
15. Vince Guaraldi – Greensleeves
16. Charlotte Church – Dream A Dream
17. Gergiev/Kirov Orchestra – Dance Of The Reed Pipes #17
18. Aretha Franklin – Angels We Have Heard on High
19. Musiq Soulchild – O Holy Night
20. The Lonesome Travelers – Auld Lange Syne

You need to have iTunes installed to download this album and have an iTunes version 9 or later to view the iTunes LP.