Recorded Christmas Music

Free MP3s

Recordings can be found throughout the World Wide Web, some of which are in violation of copyright. One "safe" location for recordings is the Library of Congress. Recordings can be accessed from 'Online Audio Collections and Presentations.' The Library provides access to a portion of its audio collections through the Recorded Sound Reference Center's web page, the American Memory site, The Performing Arts Encyclopedia and the American Folklife Center pages.

Other safe locations for recordings include:

Antique Music from James Callahan. The website and the Facebook page feature antique Christmas songs, including free MP3s, videos, and sheet music. CDs available at cdbaby: James Callahan.

Christmas Music (MP3s and sheet music) at Sally DeFord Music.

Garritan Community Christmas. Annual CDs of free Christmas music (MP3 format, plus album art and CD labels). The 2009 CD. There is also a terrific Nutcracker page. Requires Macromedia Shockwave. Link opens in a new window at Adobe.com.

Live Christmas Music and Christmas Audio at Internet Archive.

MIDI files, MP3s and PDF scores of several new Christmas carols by Ralph Merrifield at New Hope Music

O Blessed Night. This is a live recording of a performance by the Decatur Civic Chorus, presented December 12, 2004 at the First Baptist Church of Decatur in Decatur, Georgia.

LibriVox: Christmas Carol Collection 2006. A dozen traditional Christmas carols recorded by LibriVox volunteers.

Some New Christmas Recordings in 2013 from SoundCloud


For public domain and free sources of Christmas sheet music, see the Christmas Sheet Music Sources page.

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