Enjoy a glass of wine, relax by the Christmas tree, and use this free app to enjoy Christmas music and radio stations.
Not Christmas without music. For many, hearing the first Christmas carol is a sign that the celebrations can begin. Whether you prefer modern Christmas hits, or classic classic tunes, there’s something for everyone.
So, to get yourself excited, you need to download one of these Christmas music apps. Some apps let you choose a song, while others feature a plethora of different radio stations to choose from. And best of all? They are all free.
Without further ado, here are the best Christmas music and radio apps for Android and iOS.
Christmas Songs has a great selection of classic Christmas songs for you to enjoy, such as Away in a Manger, Silent Night, and We Three Kings. Each song plays with full music, vocals, and a slideshow of fitting full-screen live images.
The nice thing about this app is that the lyrics are displayed according to the song, so you can sing karaoke style if you want. Kids will especially enjoy it thanks to the simplicity of the app.
Also, you can tap the button to set a song as a ringtone. You will never want to answer your calls.
Do not be confused. This app does have the same name as the previous one, but it’s different. These include Christmas classics like Frosty the Snowman, O Christmas Tree, and Jingle Bells.
Just select the song you want and it starts playing right away. While you can leave it as it is if you want, this app does a lot more. You can set a timer to keep the song playing, which is ideal if you want to fall asleep to the music or maybe use it to time your party’s cooking!
You can also bring up lyrics to sing along to, and set songs as ringtones, alarm tones, or notification sounds with one tap. Plus, if you like the imagery that accompanies each track, you can set it as your device’s wallpaper.
Christmas RADIO (Christmas RADIO)
If you can’t decide what Christmas carol you want to play, you should give this app a try. Instead of picking a song, you pick an entire radio station that will stream endless rousing hits.
There are over 125 stations to choose from, all broadcast from around the world, with genres like rock, jazz, country and more available. Just scroll through the station list, find a station you like, and tap it. Wait a moment until the buffer and the Christmas carol will start. The current track will scroll along the bottom.
While there are several word radio stations to choose from, the app has a separate section dedicated specifically to Christmas podcasts. However, it redirects you outside of the app to Google Podcasts, so it’s a good idea to stick with the radio.
Another worthy radio app is the compliant Christmas Radio. It features a wide variety of different internet radio stations to enjoy, separated into handy categories. Whether you want a classic Christmas, stocking stuffer, or maybe a rustic Christmas, you’ll find it here.
While the station selection is great, especially since they tend to play music beyond what you’re used to hearing, be aware that the app’s interface is simple. The currently playing song scrolls across the top, which is useful, but you can’t do anything but play and stop the music.
Christmas Songs Greatest Hits
For when you can’t decide what you want to hear, Christmas Songs Greatest Hits is perfect. The app is divided into a series of playlists, such as Classic Christmas Carols and Children’s Christmas Songs, each containing hundreds of songs from year to year.
You can play songs in order or play playlists in random order. Of course, you can find these songs on the music streaming service of your choice, be it Spotify or Apple Music, but there’s something convenient about having an app completely dedicated to these Christmas carols.
Can’t find the song you think should be in the app? There is a button to email the developer and suggest which songs they should add.
Santa Claus Radio
If you want an endless stream of Christmas explosions, look no further than Radio Santa Claus. This internet radio station broadcasts Christmas music 24/7, so you don’t have to go without it. If you want to sleep while listening to the radio, there is a sleep mode you can activate to turn it off automatically after a set time.
The station plays a wonderful mix of old and new, originals and covers plus the occasional song from The Muppets, so what’s not to love? It will continue to play while you do other things on your phone, even if you switch to another app entirely, and you can choose between standard and HD streams (the former is useful if you need to save data).
Plan Your Christmas With Perfect Music
It’s up to you when you start playing Christmas music. Some people like to wait until December 1st. Others just can’t resist and wear them as soon as the weather starts to change. Whatever your preferences, all of these free Christmas music and radio apps will make the perfect choice.
They also make excellent background accompaniments for planning a stress-free holiday season. Writing cards, researching recipes, or shopping online? Whatever the situation, put on some Christmas music to keep your spirits up.