Download dozens of free holiday MP3s

What Christmas playlist is complete without Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's rendition of "Mr. Heatmiser"? That's just one of many freebies you can score from Amazon.

Stock up on free holiday music (for kids and adults alike) from Amazon. Amazon

Those of us who celebrate Chanukah may get eight nights of presents, but you X-mas folks get all the good music.

Thanks to Mrs. Cheapskate, who tinsels with the best of 'em, I've really come to enjoy Christmas songs over the years. Consequently, I'm always on the lookout for new (and cheap, natch) tunes to add to the holiday playlist.

Amazon has quite a bounty this year. For starters, check out these 29 free holiday tunes from artists like Tori Amos, Lady GaGa, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

Over at Dealnews you can find 11 more holiday freebies from Amazon, including the kid-friendly "Christmas with a Monkey" and funk-tastic "Boogaloo Santa Claus."

Finally, you can download a free audio book of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" from Learn Out Loud.

Got a few bucks to spare? For my money there's no better holiday album on the planet than Vince Guaraldi's "A Charlie Brown Christmas," which Amazon sells for $5.99 (two bucks less than iTunes).

Update: Apple just joined the fun with 20 free holiday tunes, which are available for download via iTunes. Artists include Amy Grant, Sarah McLachlan, Aretha Franklin, and Weezer.

 

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