Apple offers free 20-song iTunes Holiday Sampler to U.S. customers

Apple is now offering a 20-song iTunes Holiday Sampler to U.S. customers which, along with the iTunes Holiday Sampler iTunes LP, includes:

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

U.S. iTunes Store customers, get Apple’s free iTunes Holiday Sampler, including the iTunes LP, here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “TowerTone” for the heads up.]


  1. It’s free. Yeah, lots of it sounds like elevator music, and a few are just gawdawful, but, the delete button didn’t go anywhere. Not the Nutcracker excerpt I would have picked, but, a good orchestra. Nice that instrumentals were included, too.

  2. I’m not a big country fan either, but it’s, what – 3 country tracks and a bluegrass track… Out of 20?!?!? Man, some people would complain about the food at the last supper.

    Quick, somebody call a whaaaaaaambulance.

  3. It’s hard to imagine Steve Jobs choosing the tracks that appear on the “Holiday Sampler” Apple released this week, just in time for Christmas.

    Barry Manilow singing “Jingle Bells”? “The Twelve Days of Christmas” done as an instrumental by the Mexicani Marimba Band?

    This is the kind of music that makes you want to turn off the radio for the month of December.

    This LP doesn’t do the format, or the listener, any favors. Stephen Colbert, who may be the freshest thing on the album, has it right:
    Get ready Brother for another Christmas song
    They play for a month, Ad infinitum
    One day it struck me someone must write ’em
    So, it’s another Christmas song

  4. For me, it just emphasized how awkward iTunes (the app) has become. It shouldn’t have been that difficult to find the LP after I downloaded it!

    Why do audiobooks and university lectures show up in my music library? Why can’t I click on an “LP” icon to find my LPs? Why isn’t the Internet radio selection searchable? (And if I used Windows: why is iTunes so slow?)

    I love Apple, but iTunes needs help.

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