November 25, 2008 10:43 ET

A Partridge in a Pear Tree, Two Turtle Doves, and 12 Days of eMusic Tunes

eMusic Provides Twelve Free Cheerful Holiday Tunes With Trial Subscription

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 25, 2008) - Holiday season is filled with the familiar: ham and mashed potatoes, green and red plaid wrapping paper, carols, songs and jingles. "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" is great for a touch of nostalgia but if you want to throw a memorable holiday party, you need some fresh fun holiday music.

This year, eMusic, the world's largest independent music retailer and the second-largest digital music service after iTunes, is spicing things up with a selection of free holiday music. From November 28 through December 31, new subscribers will receive 35 free MP3 downloads as well as a 12-song holiday playlist created by eMusic's experts at

With more than 4.5 million songs from 40,000 independent labels, eMusic has what it takes to help make your holidays the jolliest ever. As the playlist below shows, eMusic is the place to go for an eclectic mix. Whatever you're in the mood for: jazz, rock, folk or classical interpretations of traditional favorites, eMusic will help set the right mood for any holiday party. And with songs costing as little as 26 cents each, it won't put a dent in your wallet.

"Everyone will be extra budget-conscious this holiday season, but that can spur people to be a little more creative, especially when entertaining," said Rob Wetstone, eMusic's Vice President of Label Relations. "To that end, eMusic wants to offer new members this special gift of twelve hand-picked holiday songs, free of charge but full of holiday cheer."

These songs will be available free beginning November 28 at eMusic at

Twisted Sister - "Deck the Halls"
Rosie Thomas - "Why Can't It Be Christmastime All Year?"
Brian Setzer Orchestra - "Angels We Have Heard On High"
Apples in Stereo - "Holiday Mood"
Shawn Lee - "Little Drummer Boy"
Ron Sexsmith - "Something To Hold Onto"
Lisa Loeb - "Jingle Bells"
Kidz Bop - "12 Days of Christmas"
Angele Dubeau & La Pieta - Bach: "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"
Over the Rhine - "Darlin' (Christmas is Coming)"
Robin Gibb - "Noel"
The Smithereens - "Auld Lang Syne"

eMusic subscription plans begin at $11.99 per month and those looking for stocking stuffers should consider eMusic gift subscriptions by visiting

About eMusic

eMusic ( is a specialty digital entertainment retailer that has been at the forefront of offering MP3 downloads and customer-friendly prices since its inception in 1998. The company is focused on serving customers aged 25 and older by offering independent music and audio books in a universally compatible format at a great value. It is the world's largest retailer of independent music and the world's second-largest digital music service after iTunes, with more than four million tracks from 40,000 of the world's leading independent labels and thousands of titles from top audio book publishers. To super-serve its more than 400,000 customers, eMusic provides award-winning editorial content, a vibrant online community and unrivaled music discovery tools. eMusic's subscription-based service offers free music downloads or one free audio book at sign-up, giving consumers an inexpensive, low-risk way to explore great new music and books they wouldn't find otherwise. The company's music download promotions help world-class brands reward and engage with their customers. Based in New York with an office in London, eMusic is available in the U.S., Canada and 26 E.U. nations. Inc. is wholly owned by Dimensional Associates, Inc., the private equity arm of JDS Capital Management, Inc.

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