Apple Offers Free Holiday Sampler on iTunes


In keeping with the season’s theme of spreading goodwill and holiday cheer, the good folks over at Apple is offering, for a limited time only, a special iTunes album packed with 20 Yuletide tunes performed by various artists, all for absolutely free.

The iTunes Holiday Sampler includes renditions of such holiday classics as We Wish You a Merry Christmas, performed by Weezer, and The First Noel, sung by David Archuleta, as well as original Christmas songs by comedian Stephen Colbert and Glasgow band Glasvegas. The album also comes with iTunes LP, so you can check out lyrics, view photos and read more about the artists associated with the album. Here’s the complete roster of tracks in the sampler:

  1. O Come All Ye Faithful by Amy Grant
  2. The First Noel by David Archuleta
  3. Silent Night by Sarah McLachlan
  4. Carol of the Bells / Jingle Bells by Barry Manilow
  5. It Snowed by Meaghan Smith
  6. Above the Northern Lights by Mannheim Steamroller
  7. Baby, It’s Cold Outside by Lady Antebellum
  8. We Three Kings by Toby Keith
  9. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by Rascal Flatts
  10. Silent Night by Wynonna
  11. Twelve Days of Christmas by Mexicani Marimba Band
  12. We Wish You a Merry Christmas by Weezer
  13. A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like a Kiss) by Glasvegas
  14. Another Christmas Song by Stephen Colbert
  15. Greensleeves by Vince Guaraldi Trio
  16. Dream a Dream by Charlotte Church
  17. The Nutcracker, Op 71, Act 2: Character Dances (Divertissement) by Kirov Orchestra & Valery Gergiev
  18. Angels We Have Heard on High by Aretha Franklin
  19. O Holy Night by Musiq Soulchild
  20. Auld Lang Syne by The Lonesome Travelers

You can download the free album here [iTunes link]. Note that this offer is valid until December 17, 2009 and is available from the US iTunes Store only.