Apple started offering free apps, books, and music via its Apple Store app back in August and today the company has updated the app in the U.S. with a list of holiday songs that can be downloaded for free within the app.

holidayplaylist

The playlist includes the following songs:

- Ave Maria, Il Volo
- Children Go Where I send Thee, Nick Lowe
- Duck the Halls, The Robertsons
- Joy to the World, Celtic Woman
- Silent Night, Kelly Clarkson
- The Christmas Song, Kool and the Gang
- The First Noel, Mary J. Blige
- What Child is This, Marvin Sapp

Clicking the download link within the Apple Store app will take users to the iTunes Store, automatically inputting a code for the Holiday Playlist download. The songs will be available until December 31, 2013, before being replaced with a new offering.

Though Apple debuted an Apple Store app for the iPad in November, the free songs are limited to the iPhone app. Previous free content offered through the app has included Color Zen, iTunes Festival songs, and Temple Run: Oz.

The Apple Store app can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

everything-i Avatar
134 months ago
Why not call it Christmas play list as it is all Christmas songs. What is this pathological reluctance to use the word Christmas these days.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
applesith Avatar
134 months ago
Holiday? I'm pretty sure those songs are specifically for CHRISTMAS.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macs4nw Avatar
134 months ago
Why not call it Christmas play list as it is all Christmas songs. What is this pathological reluctance to use the word Christmas these days.

That's a dirty word nowadays it seems. Companies are falling over themselves to banish such words, lest someone might be offended. :rolleyes:

If I moved to a predominantly Muslim, Hindu, or Buddhist country, or even Israel for that matter, I would not expect people to change their religious vocabulary for me. But that's what we do here, in the name of making everyone feel at home.

Call that 'spineless' or 'progressive'; I'm inclined to go with the former.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Delta-NC Avatar
134 months ago
Deleted.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
davidjearly Avatar
134 months ago
This isn't about being PC. Holiday is a more accurate term, and that's coming from a Brit who generally despises such 'Americanisms'.

Many people do not associate this time of year with Christ, and quite rightly so, given that it has absolutely nothing to do with Christ (in a factual sense).

To be honest, who actually cares?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iwbyte Avatar
134 months ago
Holiday? I'm pretty sure those songs are specifically for CHRISTMAS.

Well put - Nothing wrong with offering only Christmas Music, and I don't mind when retailers are saying "Holiday Season" when they mean 'all those who celebrate all holidays" but if you have "Christmas" music, then just call it "CHRISTMAS Music".
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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