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 [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Dean Martin[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Vince Guaraldi[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Frank Sinatra[/lastfm], it's time for something a little more... festive.Listen to these hot and free holiday tunes  that will jingle your bells.9) - [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Killers[/lastfm] - "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.[soundcloud url=""]--8 ) [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Paul Simon[/lastfm] - "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.[audio url="" artist="Paul Simon" name="Getting Ready For Christmas Day" podtrac="true" config_file="config.xml"]--7 ) "Jingle Bell Da Funk" ([lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Daft Punk[/lastfm] 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.[soundcloud url=""]--6 )  [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Golden Filter [/lastfm]- "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 )  [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Hush Now [/lastfm]- "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![audio url="" artist="The Hush Now" name="On Holiday" podtrac="true" config_file="config.xml"]--4 ) [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jenny O [/lastfm]- "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 ) [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Deer Tick [/lastfm] - "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 )  [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Best Coast[/lastfm]/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Wavves [/lastfm]- "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 ) [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Summer Camp [/lastfm]- "Christmas Wrapping" ([lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Waitresses[/lastfm] Cover)Late winter parties beware! UK indie-pop duo Summer Camp released a beautiful rendition of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Waitresses [/lastfm] classic '80s song "Christmas Wrapping."  It’s super, and our favorite, plus it's free![audio url="" artist="Summer Camp" name="Christmas Wrapping (The Waitresses Cover)" podtrac="true" config_file="config.xml"]--Want more free music downloads? Download thousands more free songs on and Free MP3s! -- Free MP3s offered daily!

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