Yes, free Christmas music.
Normally, I share this sort of thing well in advance of Christmas, but, well, time got away from me. Still, I love Christmas music of almost any kind and everyone loves things that are free. So, combining the two is my way of spreading some holiday cheer!
For a number of years, Stereogum would gather free MP3s from various indie bands that had a Christmas theme. They stopped doing that in 2011, but the music is still up, if you don’t mind something a bit long in the tooth: 20 “New” Indie Rock Christmas MP3s for 2011 You can download them and burn them all to a CD for easy playing in your car.
Or, if you’re looking for more variety today as you open presents and celebrate the holiday, which, incidentally, is my favorite holiday of all, check out the Accuradio selection of free, streaming Christmas music. There’s “stations” there with a ton of different themes, including every variation on “traditional” that you can imagine. There ought to be something there for everyone. And, again, free, so there’s that.
Enjoy, and I hope you have a very, merry Christmas!