When it comes to Christmas, the season is never complete without Christmas music. As you put up Christmas decorations, bake gingerbread cookies, and shop for gifts, welcome the festive cheer into your home with Christmas songs and carols.
Here, we’ll look at some fantastic apps you can use to play and enjoy Christmas music on your iPhone. So, without further ado, let’s get started.
1. Christmas Radio+
Christmas Radio+ consolidates all Christmas radio stations in one app and organizes them by genres, such as classic, jazz, country, and more. Some stations play songs with lyrics in them, while there are a few that mostly play instrumental music. There are more than 25 stations for you to pick from.
Just tap on a station under your preferred category to start playing the songs. And when you’re done, you can press the Stop button anytime to pause. The top bar displays the artist’s name and song title, so you won’t need to search for the song on your iPhone yourself.
Download: Christmas Radio+ (Free)
2. Santa Radio
Santa Radio is packed with multiple features that make it an awesome Christmas music app. First, tapping the wooden signage in the corner of the app will show you a countdown, which tells you how many nights are left until Christmas Day.
When the song plays, you can choose to view the lyrics and sing along, as well as enable fairy lights and snow in the background. If you want to, you can even send a voice message, and you might just hear it on air next time!
If you’re preparing to head to bed, there’s a Sleep Timer, which you can set for five, 15, or 30 minutes. The app will automatically close by then, so you can doze off with Christmas tunes playing in the background without worrying about your iPhone’s battery draining.
Download: Santa Radio (Free)
3. Tinsel & Tunes
Tinsel & Tunes is an ad-free Christmas radio station that runs from the first of November to New Year’s Day. From classic to modern, the app plays a variety of Christmas music and, in particular, promises that you won’t get “cheesy Christmas songs” if you’re tired of those on other music platforms.
The app interface mimics the simple functionality of traditional radios. There’s only a Play and Pause button, so you can focus on relaxing and enjoying each song as it plays rather than get distracted by constantly switching between stations.
In addition to their mix of lovely festive music, you can enjoy “Christmas Cocktails” on Tinsel & Tunes every Friday night. The session broadcasts remixed Christmas classics that are great for parties and get-togethers at the end of the week.
Download: Tinsel & Tunes (Free)
4. Christmas Piano
Besides listening to Christmas songs, why not try playing your own? Christmas Piano lets you do just that. The app offers almost 50 Christmas songs to choose from, including popular classics such as Joy to the World, Jingle Bells, and O Christmas Tree.
Once you select the song, just follow the color-highlighted key to play it using the on-screen piano. For convenience, you can change the key size and add labels. Its simple interface makes it an entertaining Christmas app for kids too.
You can use the Free Play option to experiment and create your own tunes or Autoplay to directly listen to the piano versions of the songs in full. As a free user, you can access all the app’s features and only need to pay if you want to remove ads.
Download: Christmas Piano (Free, premium version available)
Enjoy Christmas Music for Free on Your iPhone
Get into the jolly spirit of Christmas with these free Christmas music and radio apps. Tune in to the variety of stations and mix of songs available on these apps, or have fun tapping away at the virtual piano while you celebrate this festive season.
Remember, there are other apps you can install to make Christmas feel even more magical, so make sure you spend some time going through the App Store catalog.