The holidays are upon us, and with that comes a crush of new and old songs about winter wonderlands, Christmas cheers, Santa, sleighs, and talking snowmen. After years of listening to the same old tunes by Dean Martin, Vince Guaraldi and Frank Sinatra, it’s time for something a little more… festive.Listen to these hot and free holiday tunes  that will jingle your bells.9) – The Killers – “Boots”This is the band’s fifth Christmas single to benefit (RED) and their only recorded music released in 2010. The time it took to create this piece was worth it.–8 ) Paul Simon – “Getting Ready For Christmas Day”Steering away from musical holiday cliches in favor of some good, honest songwriting, the American pop-icon’s latest “Getting Ready For Christmas Day” wonderfully captures the holiday mood by electrifying it with some bluesy acoustic guitar and hand-clapping percussion.–7 ) “Jingle Bell Da Funk” (Daft Punk vs. Shark Attack vs. Jingle BellsIt’s the same great songs with a dance flair, so you can celebrate and be moved to dance.  Total win.  Especially, when Daft Punk becomes one of the songs of the season when mashed up with “Jingle Bells.”  Hopefully, that will satiate your appetite for more Daft Punk until the Tron: Legacy Soundtrack is released.–6 )  The Golden Filter – “White Nights” (Psychic TV cover)Unlike the original eerie recording, which quotes lyrics from the cult leader Rev. Jim Jones, this track is lovely, featuring unflaggingly pretty vocal melodies from lead singer Penelope Trappes with double-shuffled drum beats and lots of synthesizing, perfect for a night of winter waltzing. [Free MP3 here]–5 )  The Hush Now – “On Holiday”Boston indie-pop quintet The Hush Now blend “lush sugar-spun melodies of shoegaze’s dreamy heyday” with “the hooky muscle of bands like Guided by Voices and Built To Spill” as one critic put it.  Their holiday song is different, and good!–4 ) Jenny O – “Get Down” Jenny O released “Get Down” on Target’s holiday soundtrack Get Down For The Holidays, and you should give it a listen! We loved it, and plan to drink our eggnog to it. [Free MP3 here]–3 ) Deer Tick – “Christmas All Summer Long”Folk-rock band, Deer Tick is spreading the holiday cheer with the release of its two-song Christmas single, Holy $*it, It’s Christmas! EP. The digital release is available at every digital retail store, but you can also get it for free on the Partisan Records website when you buy any other Deer Tick item through Dec. 26.2 )  Best Coast/Wavves – “Got Something for You”Two great indie bands join efforts to bring you a winter jingle that will still sound cool in the spring. It’s available for free here. Get it, it’s fantastic!1 ) Summer Camp – “Christmas Wrapping” (The Waitresses Cover)Late winter parties beware! UK indie-pop duo Summer Camp released a beautiful rendition of The Waitresses classic ’80s song “Christmas Wrapping.”  It’s super, and our favorite, plus it’s free!–Want more free music downloads? Download thousands more free songs on and Free MP3s! — Free MP3s offered daily!

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